hate vs love
Posted by AnneM on September 23, 1997 at 20:51:15:
In response to Forgiveness, written by Cheryl on September 22, 1997 at 16:50:24
] I think the key to this lies further on in the same conversation when Helen says
Besides, with this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while I abhor the last..."
] The trick is to be able to feel this way about those not our relations. I struggle with this all the time and rarely succeed, but I am trying. Imagine the peace of not having to carry around all that hate and resentment! I hope to get there someday, but I have a very long way to go.
So glad to hear the wonderful outcome with your brother. Simular situation down here, we are waiting on the resolution!
I have always tried to "hate the action, love the person" but like you said, they are hard to separate. (if not impossible)
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