It does no good if the person doesn't realize it is payback though.
Most people don't.
Most people just whine ‘why me?'
I also believe that there is no forgiveness without honest repentance.
You cannot, on your deathbed, confess and be completely forgiven. Some people believe so.
But God would not be that stupid.
One human being cannot give absolution to another.
Not even one claiming to be ordained by God.
I don't think God ‘ordains'.
I don't think we are of interest to him/her/it anymore, anyway.
And maybe never were, but none of that matters.
Whether there even is/was a God/Gods/Supreme Whatever.
It is how one lives their life that matters.
Not doing good to make brownie points, but doing good for goodness' sake.
I know too many people who go to church, act all pious, and then lie, cheat and steal.
Basically, I guess people in general just suck.
And now for a side-line rant....
I knew a girl who had a group of friends at uni. One day she decided she wanted to hang out with the ‘populars' and left the group to be with those ‘elite'. She basically snubbed her other non-popular friends. Eventually she was stabbed in the back by the ‘new' friends (apparently she was not of their ilk/standing and they probably accepted her only as a joke to them) and so she went back with the old group, which accepted her back although she never said she was wrong, or sorry for abandoning them to be one of the populars.
I think it is due to several things.
For instance, if a person is considered ‘attractive' they are treated differently than normal (or homely) people. They get a lot of breaks allowed them, simply because of their looks.
Generally, these same ‘attractive' people, think highly of themselves and feel they deserve to be treated better than everyone else.
Sadly, people usually do treat them better.
A ‘pretty' baby gets a lot more attention than a homely one.
The ‘pretty' ones then grow up to expect the attention.
A learned behavior and one they find works for them.
As adults, you would think people have matured at least enough to look past the surface and see what lies beneath.
Wasn't Lucifer supposed to be the most beautiful of the angels?
What does that tell you?
End of side-line rant.
End of base rant.
(and, did I mention, people basically just suck.)
And no it is not the end. Is it ever?
And isn’t it upsetting....
when long time friends all of a sudden pick up with new people, then leave you behind. Like you were yesterday's trash.
When your ‘dear' friend is all of a sudden up another's arse and can't even give you the time of day.
Sometimes I think it is like my mom used to say about God when I asked her why bad people have all the luck. She said ‘God knows who is faithful no matter how they are treated, it is the ‘stray sheep' he is trying to win over.'
I wonder if that is how old friends think.
‘Hey, I know if I decide I want to hang out with someone new, you will always be there and will welcome me back with open forgiving arms.'
The prodigal friend.
You don't do that to friends in the first place, and I am tired of being forgiving (yet not forgiven in return.)
The sad thing, if the same thing was done to them they would think it was awful.
It is childish.
That is what small children do.
Someone has a new toy, I will be their friend now.
Does anyone ever grow up?
Always hurting one another.
...'these clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing blossoms without end; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust among the heart-strings of a friend.'
Sad thing is many do it knowingly.
In fact, purposefully.
And, even if they did it without thinking, are usually too proud to say they are sorry.
Instead they try to make excuses, blame others, blame you, anything to absolve themselves.
Assuage their conscience.
Why can no one admit a wrong done.
At least make an attempt to atone.
Why do they never forgive, but seek, no, expect forgiveness?
People are crap.
They always were and will always be.
I'm sad :( And my allergies are making my head feel like it is going to explode at any minute...or maybe it's a tumah.