May 25

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 3:1-29; Eccl. 3:16-4:16; Luke 7:1-29

Through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

In a quiet and beautiful cemetery outside New York is a grave marked with a simple tombstone with just one word engraved on it—Forgiven. Who is interred there is not revealed. The occupant chose not to reveal an identity but to assure the passerby of what was really important in life and before death—to be forgiven. —Brian Powlesland

Not far from New York, in a cemetery lone, Close guarding its
grave, stands a simple headstone, And all the inscription is one
word alone—Forgiven. The death is unmentioned, the name is
untold, Beneath lies the body, corrupted and cold, Above rests
his spirit, at home in the fold—Forgiven. —Author Unknown