Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Season Of Forgiveness





This is supposed to be the season of forgiveness!   Do you have anybody you need to forgive? Is there someone who you wish would forgive you?

There is a person who I once considered a very close friend.  This person lives just a stone's throw away from me.. We had a falling out in the summer of 2008 that has never been repaired. This particular person "defirended" me on Facebook, ''Unfollowed" me on Twitter and sent me a notice that I was being  taken off of their "Evite" list....Whatever my offense, and believe me it was so minor ,I'm not going to waste your time even writing about it....I suppose that showed me didn't it?



I would often see this person in church, in a restaurant, at the supermarket...I would speak and they wouldn't open their mouth to speak back.  I was at  first very hurt and disappointed...but if you know me, you know that two things I do not do is kiss anybody's ass and feel regret about anything too long.  I 've moved on.  The thing we fell  out about is so far past me now that I barely remember all of the particulars, basically some he said, she said you said foolishness...The type of thing high school kids stress over, not two adults.

I know what you may be thinking..."That's just your side of it...what about how the other person feels?"  You're right...I'm not such a self centered , heartless guy that I can't feel for how the other person may feel..but I was never allowed to present my side of the story...I was accused of something and condemned....

Doesn't matter now...It was three years ago...I didn't kill anybody....Time for all parties to move on.  Forgiveness is divine...God forgives us everyday for our many transgressions and if given the chance, I would forgive and forget....but this person will never give me that chance.


You get to a point where you come to the end of your rope, the point of no return with people....I'm at that point with this person....I don't care about them forgiving me...(I don't feel as though I need their Forgiving.)

But this is the season of forgiving of letting bygones be bygones...If you can find it in your heart to forgive someone...by all means, do so....You're not just doing it for that person...you're doing it for yourself too..To free yourself!

14 comments:

Sunflower said...

Keith ,This is a great post...I love your personal posts...but you can't hide the pain you obviously feel about this situation with your former friend...I hope you two can possibly reconcile.

Yvonne Anderson said...

Keith, great post as usual....There is personal pain and regret all over this...You are trying to put up a great strong and a little arrogant front...but your personal pain is dripping from this post.

Brenda said...

Keith, I can identify with this post...There are some very petty people out there that hold on to the dumbest petty things for reasons that only make sense to them...Hold your head up high and just move on!

Vanessa said...

This post moved me because I am going through the same thing with my ex....I am like you said..At the point of no return with him...This post helped me a lot.

Halo said...

God puts people in your life and takes them out for a reason....Like the slogan says...Their part in the story of your life is now over..

Lisa said...

Wow..Was all I could say after reading this...This post hit me right where I live... But like you said..I hope to be able to reconcile with a few people I have had beef with.

DBH said...

Keith This post was sooo on time!

Sean said...

I plan to call at least three people I've had beef with over the holidays and clear the air...Thanks for this post Keith.

Cheryl said...

I was reading this post and clapping..This was so on time Keith! I loved it!

Angie B. said...

Good Post Friends...and I agree with Brenda..There are some very petty people out there that hold on to the dumbest petty things for reasons that only make sense to them...You can't feed into them or that..you just gotta move on..

Toni said...

I think it's brilliant the way you channel your emotions, your anger, your hurt, your pain into these brilliant posts..That's why I love this blog.

Anonymous said...

"Season of Forgiveness"...You don't sound so forgiving...I'm just saying...

Jazzy said...

Man...I'm just reading this..This was brilliant fam!

Samuel Bastion said...

Good stuff!




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