the debt of guilt

@azriel (2108)
Philippines
February 5, 2007 1:42pm CST
have you ever found yourself paying off guilt? with what? ever notice that even if you spend your entire life paying it off, you never seem to be close to finishing the installment? how can you repay the debt of guilt if it has no monetary value? does it even exist at all?
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@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Feb 07
Hi, I kind of understand where your coming from on this discussion. I divorced my daughters father when she was quite young and felt guilty as she didn't have a father figure as such (I'm sorry to say her father is a total waste of space) I have tried to make up for the guilt by giving her pretty much what she has asked for! She's now 17 and understands what her father was like so I do feel less guilty now! I've paid off my debt (luckily she's not a spoilt brat)
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
9 Feb 07
That guilt was not your making you are lucky to have raised a fine girl. I think the darn morals we have to live with cause us to have the pain of guilt.
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@azriel (2108)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
thanks for the response. bizzie, so it means that you have somehow fulfilled the feeling of debt right? good for you. somehow i wouldn't call it luck that your daughter turned out fine. if she turned out ok, then its because of your guidance and love.=)
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
9 Feb 07
A lot depends on how wrong I was. I am still guilty over a couple of things I did as a youngster and I find that I dont do a lot of things because of that guilt because I dont like guilt. You cant pay back a wrong only do good as atonement.
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@azriel (2108)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
but the question is, when do you say stop? if you keep doing atonement, how would you know that you have done enough?
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
I think if we let to pay off from guilt, then I think that each and everyone of us would be living our lives backwards trying to pay our debts for guilt. I know some people that are very understanding, that they forgive people who have done them with unlikely good deeds. These people are very open-minded, has a wide range in terms of patience. So I think we shouldn't put all our thoughts about guiltness, it will only waste a lot of our time here on earth. Pay attention to what is at present and try to live a life of what God told us to do..