Sometimes forgiveness needs to be earned

2018-05-16 06:02
Ofentse VingerPhoto: Supplied

Ofentse VingerPhoto: Supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

There might be someone out there who you have hurt in the most painful way ever, and you regret what you have done, and now want to ask for forgiveness.

Maybe, on that day, you have said words that are so disturbing and hurtful that you now wish you could have said a different word.

Sometimes when we argue with people, we say things that hurt in order to make us feel pleased that we won the argument.

It is only after the argument that one begins to think about what you have said and how you won the argument.

The question is, have you won the argument or have you broken a heart?

Was it necessary to say those things?

Most of the time the things you say tends to create a certain character about you.

For example, you are dating someone and in the middle of the argument you tell her that she does not have anything, her parents are poor and you made her what she is.

At that moment, it automa­tically appears to her that you do not really appreciate her and that you regret what you have done and are doing for her.

By that time she will not understand it was out of sheer anger, no matter how in love you are, even if you did not mean it.

Those words will make her feel like a user, even though you really love her and you did beautiful things for her out of love.

Maybe you have been a problematic child and you have been giving your parents problems ever since you were young. Maybe at this moment you are no longer living with your parents because of the bad things you used to do in the community and to them.

It is never too late to apologise, but apologising does not necessary mean that people will accept your apology immediately.

Sometimes, when someone hurt you and ask for an apology, it becomes difficult for you to accept his or her apology because of the things that was said or done.

Remember to be patient after apologising because people are not the same and not everyone forgive quickly.

Some people will not forgive you immediately, and will instead make you earn their forgiveness as a test that you are really sorry.

Do whatever is needed, even if it means you will have to change your behaviour.

Do it and you will earn their forgiveness.

Asking for forgiveness does not mean things will get back to normal. Those people you will ask forgiveness from might not forgive you due to their own reasons.

But do not despair because you have done a good thing by apologising.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.