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True enough,but on the OTHER hand,forgiving people for the wrongs they’ve done to you only encourages them to continue the practice,and in MY case,I just don’t have the funds or energy to keep setting those wrongs right.
Wise words about the corrosive effect of holding on to anger, TD.
However, it must be said that to forgive is not to forget. Nor does it mean that forgiving someone who has, with malicious intent, repeatedly done us wrong, means that we must continue to associate with that individual. We are not masochists. Relationships and friendships end. Even the Fellowship of the Ring came to an end.
Thank you Traildust for this wonderful post. There is great freedom when you forgive others and then pray for those individuals. Dr. Eowyn makes an excellent point when she reminded all of us that we don’t have to forget and that we don’t have to remain in relationships with people who are truly enemies. With regard to forgetting and/or remembering, those functions are involuntary and thus, we cannot control whether we do or do not remember the actions propounded against us. With regard to maintaining relationships with people who are our enemies, we do not have to participate in destructive… Read more »
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