I often pride myself on my ability to forgive. I say to myself the reason why I have a good life a blessed life has a lot to do with the fact that I’m able to forgive people. I don’t hold grudges I’m usually able to let things good. Plus, it’s a good thing to forgive people.
I always have it in the back of my mind when I forgive people, it makes God happy. I feel like forgiveness is a good path to get to heaven.
However, when I watched the Amber Guyger trial and I saw Botham Jean’s brother forgive her, say he didnt want her to go prison, and then hug her; it made me question how good of a Christian I am.
The reason I say this is because although I pride myself on forgiveness, I couldn’t see myself doing what that young man did. He was hugging and forgiving a woman that murmured his brother in cold blood.
Even if I put aside the fact that it was an accident, after she shot him, she didn’t try to help him or see if he was still breathing. Secondly, she didn’t call for an ambulance or back up once she shot him. She called her boyfriend and then she called the police.
She didnt value that man’s life! That alone should be a lifetime sentence. Give her sometime to reflect on what she has done. As forgiving as I am, those things alone would take some time. You would not see me hugging and saying I forgive the murderer. But guess what, I’m human and its okay. That is why God is God and I’m not.
I would like to think when it takes a while to forgive someone that has wronged you, God understands. Afterall we are human. I think it becomes a problem when we hold onto things for a really long time. Holding grudges blocks blessing and will decrease happiness in your life.
Not forgiving someone immediately doesn’t make me any less Christian, it makes me human.
Seeing that judge hug Amber after the trial was upsetting. I said to myself this can’t be real life. Then I said to myself again calm down Arnetta you don’t know what she was saying to that woman. Did it really matter though? If I was Botham Jean’s family and I saw the judge hug the woman that murdered my son, I would be outraged. Sometimes we have to look through the eyes of others.
I’ll say this again, not forgiving someone immediately does not make you any less Christian, it makes you human! Thanks for reading my blog! Let me know your thoughts. Have a wonderful blessed day and always be kind! Follow me on Instagram http://www.instagram.comlifewithlane14