I've been betrayed by family and even decades later I cannot forgive. I know it weighs heavy on my heart but I simply cannot take that step especially considering they have never expressed any remorse for their actions.
Luke 17:3 So watch yourselves. "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
You're not alone. When the family members that betrayed me repent then I will forgive. Betrayal is especially bad. Notice that Jesus did not forgive Judas.
To: Little_GTO; melsec; GonzoII; Ignatz; Running On Empty
Thanks to all for the replies - very helpful. That family betrayed me is perhaps the most hurtful and is emphasized during holidays being alone on the outside without a "family moment".
The Luke 17:3 verse is somewhat comforting in a weird way although the weight remains heavy.
Again, thanks and a wonderful Thanskgiving to y'all!
posted on 11/27/2008 5:16:00 AM PST
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