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My husband and I are learning this..... when you deal with stupidity and false accusations and name calling, you can't help but defend yourself.... but then, what's the point when you are dealing with trash? Its pointless..... so we are going to be taking this approach.....
Forgiveness is a decision. We decide to cut off the bitter root and plant a seed of love. We cannot blame ourselves if it does not grow; sometimes the other party has poisoned the soil too much. But we must keep the bitter roots cut and plant more and more seeds of love. Forgiveness begins when we make that choice; long before we see the results.
Forgiveness. If you are angry, sin not. A lot of the times, we are chastised for anger, or for being uncharitable to others. Fair enough; that chastisement is deserved. But do we think enough about how holding onto anger and lack of charity hurts US by weighing down our souls? Think of forgiveness in terms of taking care of YOURSELF, too.
Learned this over time. Just because you forgive them doesn't mean you have to hang out with them or be their friends, it just means we're being a big enough person to forgive someone just like the Lord was MORE than big enough to die for us to forgive us of our sins ♥ church really helped me with this concept