COVERING AN OFFENSE

We, humans are flawed. At some time, in some way , each and every person we love and trust will fail us. That is why it is so important to decide in advance how you will respond when the sting of a wrong leaves its mark on your heart. 

Conventional wisdom says to get even, but Godly wisdom says that happiness , peace, reconciliation, and love will follow you when you do just the opposite, cover the offense with love and forgiveness. It does not mean it is always right to ignore such actions or the motives that drive them. But it does mean that it's right to refuse to broadcast it, nag about it, use it to gain power over the offender.
When we cover an offense, you acknowledge that you also are flawed and in need of forgiveness. You allow the law of love to rule over the law of retribution in your life. 

If you want people to like you, forgive them when the wrong you. - proverbs 17-9 Gnt.
(taken from proverbs for women.)

2 comments:

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

tao lang na nagkakamali at dahil nagkamali dapat lang din na patawarin...

simply kim said...

as we grow OLDER and WISER, we will eventually learn that 'getting even' doesn't do any good, so the best thing to do is let it pass and get over it. unfortunately, however, most people only grow OLDER but not WISER, hehe..

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