When I look for Forgiveness Sundays posts, I use a variety of sources – WordPress Reader, YouTube, my personal experiences, and a few other things. With YouTube, there tends to be several things forgiveness related that aren’t about forgiveness in the sense I am looking for. It can fall into loan forgiveness, typically PPP or student loans. It can also be videos about why not to forgive someone.
In other cases, one of the videos made the point of killing the person as a way to forgive them. I was surprised when I saw a video where a YouTuber came up with that example. I watched part of the video to make sure I read the sub-title correctly. I did. I really don’t consider killing someone, especially if the person doing the killing is the wronged person or a family member or friend of the wronged person, as a valid option. This was from some religion where such a method of addressing forgiveness is acceptable to kill the person. There are a number of religions that consider killing someone okay instead of forgiving them.
I always think back to the Bible verse: “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” (King James Version Romans 12:19).
My solution when someone does me wrong is to pray for that person. It doesn’t matter what the wrong done was. In some cases, I know the person is having a bad day. In other cases, it’s the way they behave and nothing I can do, other than praying for them, will change that behavior. There may be cases where you forgive the person, and no longer associate with them.
Other Forgiveness Sundays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/Forgiveness-Sundays/