Doctors discovered cancer in Linda’s mother, and it spread like fire. Six months later, she was dying.
Linda had children of her own now, but facing the loss of her mother brought deep regrets for the times she had fallen short as a daughter. “Mom,” she said through her tears, “You asked me to help in the house, and I hated doing it. I talked back and ignored things you and Dad told me… so many times I hurt you.”
Linda’s mother was in pain, but from the bed she said clearly, “Honey, mothers don’t remember those things.”
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Linda’s story is a glimpse into the power of love. When you love, you forgive and forget. We all have that power—in the high calling of our daily work. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” (1 Cor. 13:4-5)