Monday, October 22, 2007

Forgiveness

Sometimes, in life, I think people would be so much happier if they learned to forgive others for the mistakes of the past. No one is perfect and we all do things we aren't proud of more often than we'd like to admit. At some point, we're all broken people and we all do stupid things. In fact, at times, doing things that aren't the best long-term decision can be necessary. Or, there can be the inevitability of picking between two bad choices. The point is, when someone makes a mistake that hurts someone, you can either stay mad at the person forever - or, hopefully sooner rather than later - realize human beings are flawed creatures and forgive them. Sometimes the bravest thing people can do is to reach out. Don't return such gestures with a cold shoulder.

8 comments:

joe said...

You should give Jesus a read some time. I think you'd like it.

Mr Lynne said...

Joe, why are you assuming he hasn't?

Ryan Adams said...

My problem with Christianity isn't Jesus.

bostonph said...

Joe,

I don't recall Jesus every writing anything. Are you talking about the Gospels?

joe said...

I'm not saying you should have a problem with anything, I'm simply saying, whatever has happened to bring you to this could be a good springboard to strengthen your faith.

ScaryFrank said...
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Ryan Adams said...

I was being snarky, Joe. I'll just leave it at this, though: My faith in humanity has increased slightly over the past 24 hours.

Anonymous said...

Joe, weren't you over at BMG wishing to beat up some performance artists or something? Giving Jesus' nonviolence a try is always good.

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