Posts Tagged ‘Forgiveness’

Because That Gives Me A Benchmark Of What I’ve Already Forgiven AND How Far I Still Have To Go

April 21, 2022

Forgiveness is a process; I think that’s commonly acknowledged by this point (and if it’s not, it should be). It’s a process I struggle with sometimes, but it’s still a process, and one of the signs the process is working for me is when I get a clear feeling of what I’ll forgive last.

Not Anymore, At Least

March 10, 2022

While I’ll use words like “unnecessary,” “unkind,” and “uncalled for” almost interchangeably depending on the precise sentiment I’m trying to convey, “unforgiveable” isn’t included in that list of near-synonyms for me.

I’ll Continue To Work On Improving My Time On That

November 6, 2020

It has been remarked on that it’s . . . well, “remarkable” how long I can remain angry about something. For the record, I don’t find anything remarkable about it all. I work hard to not hold grudges, but it’s true that I can remain angry about something long after the trigger of that anger has thought, “Surely he can’t still be angry about that!”. I always find that thought remarkable because if am still angry, it typically boils down to one of two self-evident (to me) reasons:

#1. I feel an injustice has been done, and there has been no adequate attempt to redress that.

I do my best to be forgiving even then, even if it’s sometimes only so I don’t remain entangled by resentment, but I freely admit that can still take me some time, especially if:

#2. It still hurts.

Seems Appropriate After Yesterday’s Post

August 10, 2017

Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.

Robert Frost