Saturday, June 18, 2005

Let's Answer the Question

Someone arrived here by searching for "Is trust a part of forgiveness?"

I think this is an excellent question. So, dear friends, what do you think? Post your thoughts in comments. I'll gather mine and add them later: the dogs need to be walked first.


At 5:28 PM , Blogger J said...

It is an interesting question.
For me, trust is not part of forgiveness. Forgiving is something I do for myself because the alternative, resentment, is bad for my serenity.
But just because I have forgiven someone for stealing from me doesn't mean I'd hand the thief my wallet next time.

At 3:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it needs to be. I've had people hurt me in the past who I still love, and always will. In order for me to feel happy loving them, I had to be able to forgive them, but it doesn't mean I've forgotten, and it doens't mean I don't think they'll do it again.

It can mean that depending on the person--some people I really do expect to never hurt me in that way again--but some people you love unconditionally, even when you know they are going to hurt you again, and I can forgive them if I know they love me and are doing the best they can.

Call me a sucker, I guess :)



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