people fail us, hurt us, disappoint us, crush our hearts, turn cold, spit at us, keep us trembling in the dark. that’s a fact. Jesus knew that fact. his friends are a classic example. one friend decided to dump him. the other one denied him, thrice. the rest plainly disappeared. he knew about betrayal, hurt, and pain–he experienced it firsthand.
Jesus could have struck them dead or exacted gruesome means of revenge, but he decided to love them anyway. he forgave them, kept no tabs at them, didn’t make chismis abt them. he trusted them enough that in spite of their boo-boos, they were given the power to change the world. and that they did.
yes, people will always hurt us, offend us, disappoint us, etc etc, whether they mean to or not. are we willing to move on, and forgive 490 times?
that’s a fact, and a decision that we all have to make.