Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Just a quick one today. A quick rant I should say....
Just because you forgave, that SHOULD NOT give the one that hurt you free reign to hurt you over and over. THAT is a matter of self respect. And quite frankly, it is a matter of respect for the offending person and anyone else they may hurt as well. NO ONE should walk through life thinking it is ok to hurt someone else. Forgiveness IS NOT acceptance... it is compassion for the human condition and a recognition of God's love for you and for them. Release offense (absolutely), but take responsibility for your own happiness! Being a martyr is every bit as bad as being an abuser! "Hurt me once shame on you, hurt me twice shame on me."
It is a totally different scenario when someone hurts you unintentionally... but repeated offense? There are consequences for our actions and our inaction. Find the strength to be happy. You could be saving someone else.