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10 Responses to “Suffocating Yourself”

  1. Tim Kriewall says:

    Thanks, Mike. This is a good one! That is, it really hits home. One can actually feel the power of foregiveness by reading the book UNBROKEN (not watching the movie because the movie only shows the first half of the book).

    May the joy of Easter and the foregiveness earned for all men fill your heart today and always. Rom. 3:24.

  2. Trent McEntyre says:

    I am struck by the powerful images of orphans and debtors.

    Burr and Hamilton both orphans. We are orphans, all of us.

    Debtors unable to pay our huge debt. But we are tormented until we find grace to forgive our debtors.

    Strong post for post-Easter Monday.

  3. Marc Horton says:

    Thanks Mike. This will be read by a dozen mentors at the county jail here this evening.

  4. Jerry Bowyer says:

    Excellent piece. One wonders not just how the widow Hamilton might have been enriched by having him around longer, but how the fledgling republic might have prospered more. Could we have been spared the crippling on and off again, love/hate relationship with slowed US growth during the first half of the 19th century? How much better would we be as a nation, even now, if our most financially sophisticated founder had lived to a normal age?

  5. Dan McWilliams says:

    Great theme, Mike.It made me do a relationship inventory this morning! I appreciated how you brought this historic tragedy to light as a cautionary tale of unforgiveness. And thank you for bringing to light Diane Cole’s work on forgiveness– suffocation is very appropriate for the impact of not forgiving.

  6. Danny says:

    Mike – I’m grateful for this week’s post. It is an important reminder of the power of forgiveness — or at least the consequences for its withholding. I would encourage you to reconsider using the word “bastard” to describe a child born out of wedlock. The word is pejorative and is charged with negative connotations, not of which is deserved by the child who had no say in his own conception. When quoting the play, it is perfectly acceptable, but when used in your own description of Hamilton, it may well be hard to read for someone who was born out of wedlock. Just a thought. I’m grateful for you and for your significant ministry in my life. Hopefully our paths will cross again soon!

  7. Mike Metzger says:

    Danny – good caution. I take your words to heart. Mike

  8. John Chaffin says:

    Excellent blog.

  9. Kent Dahlberg says:

    The NYT ran an interesting profile of the producer of “Hamilton” — Jeffery Seller — on April 5.

    You can read it at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/magazine/the-ceo-of-hamilton-inc.html?_r=0

  10. Kent Dahlberg says:

    The NYT ran an interesting profile of the producer of “Hamilton” — Jeffery Seller — on April 5. You can read it at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/magazine/the-ceo-of-hamilton-inc.html?_r=0

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