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God In Our Midst (Generosity in Forgiveness--July 2003)

Why is it sometimes difficult to be generous in forgiving others?


Date: 8/6/2003 3:02:47 AM
Name or Pseudonym: Devoutess
Subject: Family and Drugs

I can not seem to forgive my Mom. My mom is a severe drug addict. Her condition has led her to be homeless. I have tried to help her clean up but she apparently is not ready. She has been using drugs since before I was born, for about twenty five years now. Everytime I forgive her she messes up again. I keep giving her my heart and she basically steps all over it. How should I react to her (for lack of a better word) stupidity. In fact my whole family is like that. The only thing I can seem to give them credit for is that I saw what drugs made of them and I never wanted to be like that. I turned to my faith and husband instead of drugs. I want to forgive, but its getting harder.

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