Forgiveness or Comeuppance?

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I have seen the quote above by Robert Brault many times. Each encounter with it I think of a particular person who caused me great pain and, again, accept the truth that not only will I never get an apology but this individual doesn’t, or can’t, acknowledge the wounds he inflicted.

It’s tough to move beyond the most difficult seasons in our lives. We want to find closure, be comforted in a proper resolution and truthfully desire those who’ve harmed us to get what’s coming to them. We like, revel in?, the idea of our tormentor receiving their comeuppance and groveling, seeking our forgiveness.

Apologies can be powerful and meaningful if they are given and received as steps in healing and reconciling a relationship. However, if they become a power play, a way of keeping score, a declaration of a winner and loser, then there isn’t restoration only continued abuse and conflict.

blessings,
@BrianLoging
http://www.thewannabesaint.com

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thewannabesaint.com is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Brian Loging, brian@thewannabesaint.com, is lead writer at tWS. He is also a speaker, author, poet.

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