trust is like an eraser? This is true about it getting smaller with someone who is messing up, but some people never use up an eraser because they cheat. So to carry the illustration forward, they have all your trust, but are unworthy of it.
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.
I would like to frame this and give it to my team members as a back to school gift. :-) Good Idea, Teaching Sisters.