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What helps you to forgive others?


I had a real problem with this when I first got married; my mother-in-law could be a real devil and hurt my feelings more times than I can remember but I think God helped me to see that something in her life made her the way she was. Thinking this way made me able to cool the hurt and ignore insults. I used this for others afterward too. How about you?

 

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    Well it really has and she is no longer living to hold a grudge against. She had Alzheimer's before she died and the last time I saw her she told me she loved me...maybe that is what my forgiveness got me. It is really the way I remember her.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    My mother was an angel with Alzheimer's thankfully, and my mother-in-law who then loved me more than her son! Her last words to me were "I love you" and maybe the only time she ever said them, only time I heard them come from her mouth, ever.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    It got better in the end but of course it was hard to live with for years and I mostly stayed away from her. Maybe that is what she wanted but then I was the only one in bad health willing to come in and do for her. We never know where life will go.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    I always wondered if it means forgiving as many times as they ask or just forgiving without them asking? Which of course I do but just wondered.


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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    That is the way it should be. As a young girl in love with this woman's son though I was very sensitive and easily hurt but God did help me through it.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    That is great...I couldn't say I am fast at it; maybe that comes with practice.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    I think forgiveness is a personal choice; I have seen many who cannot all their lives and you can see the hole it has burned into their hearts...or maybe minds.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    So right Siegfried, the way to think I agree!