My True Confession

by Gina Franklin


 

I have a confession to make, yes online I am going to share something with the world that only a few people know about me; I am a reality tv junkie. There is something so fascinating to me about watching how people live, think, and build relationships. My all-time favorite is Survivor, but a group of ladies have been coming over to my house to watch this season of The Bachelor. I do not really have any hope for any of these people to find a lifetime soul mate. Let's get real! But, it makes my jaw drop to see how the people really act. So this past week it was the reunion show, all the women come back and sort of give an account for what they said and did on the show. One woman stood out above the rest, because of the horrible way she treated the other ladies, both to their faces and behind their backs. It turns out, that America loves to hate her; her family and her friends have been bombarded by the media. She appears to be pretty unhappy. While she tried several times to say she was "sorry" to the other ladies, they questioned her sincerity. Here's what stood out to me. She really was sorry! Here's the definition of sorry~

sor·ry

<a onmousedown="spk(this,{lk:'nx1fkx',en:'wotdau',io:'0',b:'wotd',tp:'lrl',m:'wotdau'})" href="#"> 1.feeling regret, compunction, sympathy, pity, etc.: to be sorry to leave one's friends; to be sorry for a remark; to be sorry for someone in trouble.

2.

regrettable or deplorable; unfortunate; tragic: a sorry situation; to come to a sorry end.

3.

sorrowful, grieved, or sad: Was she sorry when her brother died?

4.

associated with sorrow; suggestive of grief or suffering; melancholy; dismal.

She said that had she known the damage that her actions would have caused her and her family, she would have done things different. She was sorry because of how her actions hurt her. She was however not repentant for how her actions hurt those other ladies.  Here's the definition of Repentance~

re·pent

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verb (used without object)

1.

to feel sorry, self-reproachful, or contrite for past conduct; regret or be conscience-stricken about a past action, attitude, etc. (often followed by of ): He repented after his thoughtless act.

2.

to feel such sorrow for sin or fault as to be disposed to change one's life for the better; be penitent.

verb (used with object)

3.

to remember or regard with self-reproach or contrition: to repent one's injustice to another.

4.

to feel sorry for; regret: to repent an imprudent act.

Never once did it even cross her mind that she had hurt those ladies. That her actions, words, and attitudes were painful and had a negative impact on those around her. In the end she will be destined to repeat this error over and over again through her life in her relationships. I say that because she has not learned the real lesson here. Until she cares about those around her as much as she cares about herself; she will always step on someone else to gain what she wants in life.

So let bring this to our everyday life; are you sorry or repentant when you wrong someone else. Does your heart ache when you cause pain in someone elses life? Or do you only care when you have to reap negativity from what you've sown. When we repent it means, I am so broken over what I have done, that there is no other choice but to change. I can't live with myself if I don't change. I am sorry is I see that I messed up. OOOOPS! I know this is different from my normal posts; but it was something that has been on my mind since I watched the show. My heart is that each of us will learn that we must live our lives out of selfless love, and when we fail to make every effort we can to repent for the wrongs we have done.

Life is Beautiful!