Monday, November 12, 2012
Forgiveness without apologies
Any ideas. My sister can say horrible things, especially when she is stressed. We all do. Yet when I do I call her back and apologize, if not for the message, at least for the tone, or the manner in which I said it. And she usually accepts my apology by making me endure how awful I was. Actually I don't know if she has ever accepted an apology, since she will bring things up later. Yet when the situation is reversed and she explodes on me, she never apologizes and if I should dare to mention it she is offended that I would even bring it up, saying: Couldn't you just let it go? Why do I even bother to apologize if I never receive one back. If I am expected to forgive without even having the right to acknowlege that I was wronged, and if my errors are magnified and thrown back in my face why do I bother?
Scripture to keep in mind
Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth:  Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,  A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren.  My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20
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