April 2, 2001
One night my brother and I sat in our basement discussing our problems, one in particular, our father. Our father had just recently turned himself in for stealing.
--- Copyright © 2001 Ben Dorr
He had stolen from us, (his own sons, which totaled to be quite a large sum), other family members and who knows who else. You see my father has a compulsive gambling problem, which has lead him to lose everything in his life including his family.
But that night as my brother and I talked, I mentioned to him that although our father has done so many terrible things, I still loved him greatly. My brother said he felt the same but this greatly confused me and made me feel lost.
As we talked, I brought up the Bible, God, and Jesus Christ. I told him there was a passage I wanted to read to him. So I went and retrieved my Bible from my bedroom. I couldn't remember exactly where the passage was but as I was searching, I came across a passage that has forever changed me. It was "Corinthians 1:13."
As I read the passage I realized why God can forgive and love us even after we have committed such harsh sins. I don't believe I had stumbled onto this passage by accident. God shows his meanings to all of us, we just have to believe.