Forgiveness

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What do you do?
When a friend betrays you.

When you’ve been nothing but a good friend to someone you genuinely always cared about; only to find out they went behind your back and have never actually been on your side like they pretended to be…

What do you do?

Is letting the truth of the matter fall on def ears just easier to deal with ? is it easer that way because you know you have never done a single thing to hurt this person; because when you love someone you could never imagine doing that to someone you cared about. But knowing they betrayed you’re trust and instead of accepting the truth they managed to make you look bad so they could cover up their own lies and still they can face you as if nothing ever happened. Then you start to hear it from everyone else — do you speak up? Or just leave it? … What good would it bring to speak up ? Perhaps closure … Maybe your soul needs to heal from being hurt, Or should you just forgive them silently and pray one day the real truth will suffice and everyone will see~

Forgiveness

Jesus said to turn the other cheek
He also said to forgive 7 times 70
Easy for Him to say
He was God
Or at least the son of God

How do I get to the place
Where I forgive those
Who disrespect me and malign me
Those who could care less about my feelings
Yet I still care about theirs.

Why is forgiveness so hard
Why does it take so much out of you
Why is it easier to hold on to a grudge
Rather than to let it go
Am I doing something wrong?

If it is true that we are to love others
As we love ourselves
And we stay mad at ourselves
For our misdeeds and misdoing
Is it realistic to easily forgive someone?

If you extend the olive branch
Of friendship and kindness and forgiveness
And it is not returned
Should you really keep trying
Even if you feel it is a lost cause?

Or will persistence win the day
Will the honesty and sincerity of words
Be recognized and acknowledged
Followed by a reasonable attempt
To let bygones be bygones.

Is this one of the famous battles
Between head and heart
With both having opposing views
But the same hold on your psyche
Neither winning, neither losing.

Sometimes I wonder
If our lack of ability to forgive
Is truly more rooted in our
Bruised ego and hurt feelings
Perhaps the pain we feel is comforting

If I were to release my anger and my pain
Only to be knocked again
Who becomes the bigger fool
Me for trying
Or them for doing??

I wish that such matters were as easy
As a game of tic-tac-toe
Or perhaps it is
Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose
Neither happens if you don’t take a chance

So I resolve to forgive
To be the bigger and better person
Give of myself as I would want others
To give to me
And perhaps this time everyone will win… ☺

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