can we love our enemies
September 22, 2009 10:15pm CST
in the bible it was written there that we should forgive and love our enemy. i have been battling this feeling because i got really hurt by the people whom i did not expect to hurt me. i have an aunt whom i thought love me like my mother. she gave me anything i desire. she offered me lots of advises. when i have problems i talk to her. recently my other aunt told me that my aunt's housemaid told her that my aunt was not true to me. she just good when i am around but when i turn my back she starts talking bad things about me. i don't know if this is really true but if it is i will be very sad.i feel like being so betrayed. when she send text messages i don't feel like replying. i am a type of person who doesn't forgive right away and so its so hard for me to love my enemies.
23 Sep 09
Why are you listening to a housemaid and the gossipy aunt? Even if it were true the housemaid should be keeping her employer's confidences not blab them everywhere. If your Aunt1 was bad-mouthing you then your other Aunt2 should have told her to stop it rather than upsetting you with the information. I have to say it sounds more like she gets a kick out of driving a wedge between you and Aunt1. Ignore it as the worthless gossip it is or simply tell Aunt1 what you have been told. All this is coming from a third party and might not be true at all or a total misunderstanding. It would be very sad if you damaged your relationship with your Aunt1 because of gossip. Good luck.
• United States
23 Sep 09
Well, in a way you seem not to be sure that it is even true that she has done that to you. I would have to say that I think you shoud talk to her about it. She may or may not admit whether it is true or not. Of course it may upset her that you would even think that she would even do something like that to you. If she does that though then i would think that it is not true that she was saying bad things about you. I know it is hard to forgive others for things that we think they have done wrong but she is your family and for the most part I think family should help each other and be there for each other.