Must we forgive those who hurt us delibrately ?

Nigeria
August 14, 2008 9:06pm CST
A few weeks ago, at a children party, a bored looking infant suddenly got up from his seat, strolled determinedly towards a much older chap and gave him a dirty slap.The adults around looked so shocked."I am sorry" whined the boy.The recipient of the slap wasn't having any of that.He retaliated with two sharp ones.The culprit howled in righteous anger:"But i told you i was sorry",he whined. But if you delibrately hurt someone,explained an adult to the misguided boy, sorry does'nt make it right, you must be punished. Do you belong to this group or does your opinion tilted tilted towards those who believe that if you are given a dirty slap, you must turn the other cheek. The line is open, you can buzz me any time.
2 responses
@snowy22315 (34181)
• United States
15 Aug 08
While it's true two wrongs dont make a right. It is only human to want jsutice and to seek revenge on thsoe who have wronged us. I'm not really a turn the other cheek kind of person unfortunately.
• Nigeria
15 Aug 08
Thank you for being very frank, i hope other brethren from your church(if you are a christian)are listening but all the same have a nice day.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
15 Aug 08
In a case such as this where the person doing the slapping just thought that they could get away with something just by saying they are sorry, they do not deserve forgivness. Of course this was a child so they are going to try what they are going to try and will learn their consequences a lont the way. If an adult does something to deliberately hurt someone it would be hard to forgive them. If they truly went back and thought about what they did and felt really bad about it, then perhaps they are forgivable. I guess it depends on what they did. If an adult smacks another adult on purpose this is not a good thing, and possibly some day down the road be forgivable, but the other adult should stay away from the person who smacked them.
• Nigeria
15 Aug 08
Your observation is very much correct,children are very innocent and as such could be excused but when it comes to adult more strigent measures need to be taken, to make the offender know that he or she is wrong.