Well....hopefully I'm not being wronged by SO MANY people where I would have to forgive them every night before going to bed......and anyways, not everyone deserves forgiveness.....I just try to live by "The Golden Rule", it seems to be doing fine.....8)
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Yes of course. But not realistic. Some things are hard to forgive and some next to impossible. The best I've been able to do is give it to Christ. And unless you walked in my shoes you cannot fully understand just how much I have forgiven and what is so hard. Forgiveness in one day is just not realistic. Nice, but not easy.
It would be pretty far down the list. I think keeping your body fit, proper nutrition, getting enough rest, finding love and affection, not smoking or engaging on destructive behaviors among others, would rank above.
It's really for your own benefit to forgive others, sometimes we find hard to forgive when someone really hurts us or offends us, that's when we come to the Lord and ask Him to help us. I think it's really for our own benefit. So, yes.
We have some common ground here, Pontes. While I think it's extremely foolish to "forgive and forget" I do agree that it's a bad idea to go to bed with an angry mind.
The problem with forgiving and forgetting is that you leave yourself open to being exploited in the future by the same person who did it in the past. They old saw, "Deceive me once, shame on you; deceive me twice, shame on me," holds true. We've been given brains. It pays us to use them.
However I don't hold grudges. That's equally silly.
In what some may call the "Lord's Prayer," Jesus says in Prayer to God, "forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors." (Matthew 6:12) Also, Colossians 3:13, 14 mentions the importance of forgiveness: "Continue putting up with one another and forgiving one another freely if anyone has a cause for complaint against another. Even as Jehovah freely forgave YOU, so do YOU also. But, besides all these things, [clothe yourselves with] love, for it is a perfect bond of union." How can we expect God to forgive us for our sins, if we have not forgiven others? Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. It is not only harmful, but ineffective. In order to live free from guilt, do to God's forgiveness, we must first forgive others. This, in turn, will lead to a happier life. Hope I helped!
Really have no need to do so, if wronged; I tuck it away as a "lesson learned" and go on with life.. And honestly , other than having some bad Workmanship preformed on some projects which I made sure were rectified.. Not much I would consider being done directed at me as "being wronged". Must be doing something right.:-)