A forgiving person is ready to forgive and desires that the scenario for forgiveness to take place will develop in time.Well put.
One who has been wronged can learn to still be considerate and compassionate ( that is the fruit of love) when true repentance has not taken place .
However, we need to affirm to the one wronged that they were wronged and seek to help them communicate to the wrongdoer that repentance is the only acceptable response when it comes to the specifics of what took place.
Repentance and forgiveness takes place before God and openly between the human parties.
Without such a process we demean the righteousness of Christ and undermine the redemption He has effected and open the gates wide open for narcissism to prevail within the company of saints.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Someone else put it better
Someone else put it better than I did/could:
Posted by Doug's Theology BLOG at 9:47 AM