This post is not intended to be a rant, as it is more of an observation. An observation of many situation far and very near. Situations of human nature and family nature that are missing several components in the way they should function, but I am only going to mention one of those missing components right here and now. That missing component is something called forgiveness.
I do not quote verses from the bible mainly for my own personal reasons that most would never understand, and would be surprise how much I do know when it comes to religion. Mostly I feel my understanding relationship with a divine deity is one of a very private, personal relationship, and not to be shared. However, forgiveness is one aspect that is a missing component in the daily functions of the human nature and family nature.
The King James Version of the bible book of Matthew chapter 6 verses 14 and 15 read: 14- For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 – But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Another that is in the front of my mind is the book of Luke chapter 6 verse 37 reads: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
Now just think about it, every person in this world needs to practice the act of forgiveness, and more than just once in a lifetime. Then there are the individuals that need to seek the forgiveness from another they have wronged, and do all they can to correct or make that wrong a right. If an individual maliciously and purposely inflicts harm or suffering or misleads another in any way, shape, or form they must face the consequences of those actions. They must learn from the wrong and change the pattern of their behavior. If the wrong is not set right or the pattern of behavior is not changed then there will not be forgiveness. On the other side if an individual forgives a wrong only in words but not truly in heart then the forgiving is in vain.
Forgiveness must come from deep within the inner soul, and be followed by true behavioral actions. This pattern is not just for the one seeking forgiveness, but also intended for those whom have accepted another’s soulful heartfelt act of asking for forgiveness from one they have wronged. A person who accepts an act of forgiveness has therefore forgiven the individual, whom had wronged them, but after accepting and giving forgiveness, you continue to remind the person of their wrong deeds then that is not true forgiveness.