LifeRevelation

Life is a Revelation…be encouraged

I like to pass along posts that I believe in. I like to think I am helping to spread the “good news” that people can change their lives, even those who are totally lost and beyond what many think as redeemable.

This reblog is different. I am not sure I agree with all of the writer’s concepts, but they provoked so much inner thought and contemplation that I wanted to pass it along for all of you who follow my blog. Please take some time to contemplate the ideas presented here…then comment…I am interested to know what you think.

Be encouraged!

FreeYourMind

I’ve read a lot of articles about forgiveness recently, and the latest one entitled Revenge by Melodie Beattie, is probably the closest to honesty that we’re going to get. You see, I’m not sure if we actually tell the truth about our feelings when it comes to forgiving others. Melodie has tried to speak the truth to herself; she has allowed herself to feel the depth of the rage and the hurt, but she still goes on to try to find a way to forgive her transgressor in the midst of all that pain. To my mind, we’ve been sold a lot of ideas through our religious books about what we need to do to ‘earn’ God’s love, and forgiving others their transgressions against us is one of them. I suspect that a lot of the time, without even being aware of it, we are ‘forgiving’ others in order…

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  1. Thanks for your appreciation Stephen! I’m a big proponent of being able to put forward our very different opinions without fear of rejection. You’re a star. Lots of love, Yaz

  2. I hold a different view about forgiveness. However when a child is abused I have learned forgiveness means a lot more than how I perceive it. I can forgive something or someone has done…I may not feel the total freedom the first time I say it or think it but said or thought enough forgiveness does come.
    The writer of the post it seems perceives that somehow she deserved what happened to her …maybe I’m reading her wrong…so then why the need to forgive her father if she was partly to blame? She was not to blame at all…she did nothing to deserve what happened to her.

    I know that forgiveness is a really complicated issue when someone has perpetrated something so horrendous that the victim cannot fathom forgiving them. I believe it is up to that individual to eventually come to terms and decide whether forgiveness can actually help them to achieve a form of peace. In the writer of the post’s case she has seemingly achieved that without factoring in forgiveness….just some thoughts…Diane

    • Yeah I’m kind of more in your camp…but I thought this author brought such an unique slant to the subject…actually one I had never heard or considered that I wanted to reblog it and get some feedback.

      Thank you for taking the time…I really appreciate it.

      Be encouraged!

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