Lessons from Ash Buckets

Learning To Be Full Of Grace And Truth.

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times (Matthew 18:21-22, NIV).

When you work at a cigar lounge like I do, one of the routine things that needs done through out the day is getting what we call the “ash bucket,” and carrying it around the lounge to empty the ashtrays. Ashes and “dead cigars” are the natural byproduct of smoking cigars. As such it is something that needs done. Not everyone likes to take the time to do that. But the reality is if you don’t keep up with it, things can get pretty messy. After all, those ashtrays only hold so much you know.

Maybe its the pastor in me, but I don’t mind doing it. Truth be told, I…

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