Forgiveness is a funny thing. I'm not sure I even know what it means. I often think of the way God gives us forgiveness and His forgiveness is unconditional conditioned on the premise that we acknowledge that we need to be forgiven. So basically, it's not automatic.

In real life, that's kind of hard. People don't walk around saying 'ive wronged you and I need to be forgiven.' They are more likely to say 'im right and you're wrong sucker- deal with it', so how exactly does it work. I've heard this 'forgiveness is more for you than for the other person' and I guess it's true to an extent...but really?

And then do you really forget? If you still treat someone based on their past actions...have you actually forgiven them?

Can you just wipe the slate clean and act like they never did that thing? In essence the kind of forgiveness we expect from God?

Or is it just beneath our human capability?

Can you really forgive someone that doesnt want forgiveness? That doesnt deserve forgiveness and not feel a massive pit of resentment?

I really just dont know


Rubina said...

Hi there, I know the state of mind you are in. I once questioned forgiveness. In my search of self awareness I realized that, it all comes down to one question - Can we forgive ourselves? If we are capable of doing that then we have the ability to forgive others. It doesn't matter whether they accept it or not. What matters is that when you are questioned by god, you can lift your head in pride and say I WAS THE BETTER PERSON!

Anonymous said...

I wish this wasn't a question-full post. My mind's gone off again on one of it's answer seeking missions and it won't be back soon.

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tobenna said...

Interesting subject, forgiveness.
'Can you really forgive someone that doesn't deserve forgiveness?'

I honestly don't know how to meself.
But the Book teaches to forgive.