What happens when you forgive a person who refuses to forgive you in return? Suppose after you forgive, the other refuses to talk with you. How do you come to a peace when you know the other hates you?

There are no guarantees that your forgiveness will change the other person.  Part of forgiving is knowing that you have done your best to offer compassion and even love to the other.  You can go in peace knowing that you have done your best.

One thought on “What happens when you forgive a person who refuses to forgive you in return? Suppose after you forgive, the other refuses to talk with you. How do you come to a peace when you know the other hates you?

  1. Lynn Hare October 8, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Great post! I often pray as I drive past places where I used to work, where people seemed to bear grudges against me. I pray, “I forgive you for not forgiving me.” Then, I drive away, repeating, “I forgive you!” And I have a peace. I pray for their peace, too.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s