Reply To: I can never forgive some people



Dear Jan7 and Cloud 79, Jan, Thank you for this: “What I know for sure is: forgive good people who made a mistake, NEVER forgive a sociopath EVER.”

I’m not religious, but I do read the Bible sometimes, and am pretty familiar with it. The Bible talks about forgiveness a lot. But the Jesus says in Luke, to forgive those who ask for forgiveness. It does not say to forgive everyone who hurts you. This is interesting: ” If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.” Luke 17:3-4. To me, “I repent” means he will not do it again.

I will follow Jan7’s advice and look into boundaries more. I think now I have good boundaries, but could do better, too.

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