worst thing you can do is to forgive anyone! Why? Because when you do, you are
forgiveness of the repentant sinner produces genuine change of character and a
new way of life. But your human forgiveness is really nothing more than a
license to commit more mischief—an encouragement to sin again.
you were not upset (JUDGING) in the first place, you would not need to forgive
in the second place!
brings with it a spiritual quandary, a compounding of the original error of
judgment. It is a vain and futile attempt to relieve the guilt of each bad
judgment by a "good" judgment-no real love here. No true love can
move through the barrier of any form of judgment.
is easy for an accomplished scoundrel (or even your own child, for a lesser
example) to trap you into awarding him favorable judgments to do just as he
pleases, and this permits him to get away with crimes just short of murder! He
simply exploits your resentment towards him.
time your child misbehaves, you become upset. "He is taking advantage of
my basic goodness," you think secretly. The pride that forgave him the
last time is swollen with smugness and guilt, so your judgment is that much
more severe, and your ego is threatened because your great "love" has
not changed the sinner one iota: point of fact: he is worse!
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