8/29/2005

HOW DO YOU HANDLE A FALSE FRIEND?


It's hard to feel friendly toward someone who has betrayed you.Its normal to be angry and to want that person to pay for what he /she has done,but getting revenge is not part of Gods plan.Kindness is.I have something special to say about kindness : Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else...(1 Thessalonian 5:15)

Four things to remember when you're getting a raw deal:
1.Patience is learned from the impatient.
2.Tolerance is learned from the intolerant.
3.Generosity is learned from the stingy.
4.Kindness is learned from the unkind.

11 comments:

Lisa said...

Very interesting commentary with a very cool picture!
Unfortunately I have a great deal of experience with having false friends. I always just try to learn from it and set a good example. I'm still hoping to find a good, true friend.

PT said...

nice photo wt a great writing,
we can find many friends, but not many r a really true friends:-)
btw thank for your comments

Chantal said...

I am also not one for 'an eye for an eye'.

Legabal said...

Great writing and great shot.

Rock Kauser said...

Easy to say -- hard to practice. I'll try and remember.

Larry said...

"False friends" is a kind of subjective term. If you relate to a lot of people, you likely will find that many of them don't share your values; some may be snakes.

Some people decide someone is a 'false friend', which may not necessarily be true.

I try real hard not to be a 'false friend' to other people.

pieterbie said...

You are best rid of a false friend.
Ignore them. They are the losers.
You don't win anything, but you remain a sincere person, I think that is important.
And remember: real friendship is a rare thing.
Nice picture, btw.

Paul said...

However, I've found that if you've already been leading a life of patience, generosity, tolerance, and kindness, and then are severely wronged - say, receive a permanent physical injury - it's pretty tough to take. This is the kind of thing that happened to Job in the Bible.

And it happens in real life often enough. And in real life, there's often not a happy ending - where after your bad experience, you become wealthy, get a new wife to replace the one that died when the roof caved in (that part of the story seems a bit chauvinistic...) etc.

Sidney said...

Wise words... not always easy to follow...
Cool picture !

eden said...

thanks for all the kind words and comments......

Rowan said...

very true words! Oh, I wish I were there right now....no fair!