Friday, August 24, 2007

Forgiveness

Have you ever had a hard time forgiving? I am having that exact issue right now. I have encountered a situation with a person who has said some hurtful and incorrect things. This person has made several assumptions about me and my family that just are not right. I guess Heavenly Father puts us in these situations for a reason. Joe and I gave talks at Church a couple of weeks ago on forgiveness...I spoke about being on the receiving end of forgiveness and he spoke on giving forgiveness. I think that I might have learned more if I gave his talk. Or at least maybe I wouldn't be having such a hard time with this unfortunate situation. I so badly want to respond to every single hurtful comment but decided after several discussions with Joe to take the higher road and not respond to the things that were said but to simply send an email to end the discussion and move on. I have such a wonderful husband and that he is such an awesome example to me. Well this morning I received yet another email......FAAAAREEEEEK!!!! ARGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! This whole situation will not go away! It is like this person has to get the final word in. Well I'm letting her have the final word. I just don't feel that anything she has said warrents a response. As much as I hate to just let her make all of these assupmtions I just don't have the energy to respond. I'm sure that as soon as I make a response then there will be another email to follow and another and another. It will turn into the neverending circle of responses. Is that forgiveness to not respond or just me not having the energy to let this go on and on and on and on?

Thanks for reading my vent fest!

3 comments:

Cristin Lassen said...

Forgiveness is hard. I really struggle with knowing if forgiveness means trusting or liking that person too. I don't know. Good luck with that. I do know that when you know you've truly forgiven them you'll feel a lot of peace.

Aaron, Ari and baby Dakota Lewis said...

Im sorry monkey! What a retard! Obviously this person doesnt know you well enough, or somehow feels threatened by you. Perhaps its your good looks or just your overall total radicalness! Sounds like you made a smart move by just not replying- you know shes just waiting for that email! way to keep it on your side..alright so my email doesnt sound nearly as christlike as cristins..but hey- just know I got your back:) Love you!!! Ps I love how you do your blog- very missionary-istic unlike mine. your the bomb:0 love you soo much! Ari

carrie & troy keiser said...

Hi, I got here thru another blog (a relative of yours I think, they were also davis family... that I found thru the Dawn Meehan blog .. that said...) I totally feel ya on the forgiveness thing. I have had a hard time with a lady in my ward and have had to just let it all roll off and move on. Good luck