Should you forgive someone else’s attitude? I have this friend who is a good person but she complains whenever she has to help another person. It has been hard to be the recipient of her help. On one hand, her help is a Godsend because I desperately need it. But on the other hand, it hurt to later hear that helping me was an inconvenience, annoyance, or bother. The thought of her words made me feel resentful and angry.
Here again, we are talking about that point in your mind when you have the opportunity to choose. Now whether or not I forgive this person’s attitude will probably never affect that person. I’m not forgiving them to change them. I’m forgiving them to change me. Right now their action/attitude has taken hold of my emotions and thoughts. The only way to break the negative hold the negative emotions have on me is by forgiveness.
I get to choose to let go so that something better can enter my mind and heart. I get to be grateful for my friend’s service no matter how she feels about serving me.