drop the pot

I have no idea what this T shirt means.  Some one said they thought it meant Plain Old Telephone Service.  Someone else thought it was about Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome which I might have.  I was thinking about it in terms of forgiveness.  One of the Greek words that is translated as forgive in the Bible is in a secular Greek writing as a kind of folk saying – “let the pot drop”.  Aphiemi is the word and it originally conveyed the sense of to “throw.” Maybe the pot was hot, maybe it was getting to heavy to carry, whatever, the sense was throw it away or drop it.  Let it go.  We say that too.  To forgive means to “let it go.” 

Easier said than done of course as we see so much in our lives and the lives of those around us.  God let’s our sins go and he buries them and doesn’t even let the handle of the hatchet show.  That is another allusion that the unforgiving might want to look up.