Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by BDBoop, Apr 22, 2012.
Are there people you cannot or will not forgive?
I am commanded to forgive those that have trespassed against me.
So am I. But God and I need to discuss that one.
Now, on the other hand, I am not commanded to forgive those that have trespassed against you.
So I got your back
I know I am commanded ... *and there's always a 'but', is there not* - I find what I have trouble forgiving is not the damage that was done me, but the damage done to my offspring by somebody who should never have willfully harmed her.
Ya gotta keep in mind the context of the command.
We can only be expected to be forgiven by the same measure we forgive.
"Forgive us our trespasses (just as) we forgive those**......
Exactly. "Judge not, lest ye be judged."
And "by the same measure with which ye judge, you will be judged."
"He that is without sin, cast the first stone."
I don't think it's so cut-and-dried, though. You can think you put it all behind you, and then they'll trip a trigger, and all bets are off. It's not a constant battle; but it is definitely a battle.
I put this up on Pinterest. It hit home with a LOT of people. *117 likes, 430 repins* - far and away my most repinned pin.
Yes, a few. "To understand is to forgive" and there have been some, whom I will never understand the reasons or excuses, they might offer.
Sometimes holding a grudge, hurts me less, than forgiving weakness or stupidity in others, for the chances of them repeating, are high. They have lost my trust.
I prefer to just "let go." Sometimes you just have to let go, in order to move on.. That's what works best for me. I can only speak for myself.
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