It’s just disheartening when your high regard for someone vanishes into thin air. Witnessing someone missing on basic ethical principles can drastically change the way you see a person, especially one whom you have always perceived as educated, levelheaded and sensitive.
But who are we to judge? We have our own shortcomings and moments of indiscretion. Whenever that happens, we would want to be forgiven too and not be judged too quickly. And perhaps a chance to correct the wrong we’ve done.
Disappointment is part of life. People will always disappoint us — even those whom we hold closest to our hearts.
Will I still respect the person? Yes. Will I trust the person again? Probably not or at least I will always be on my guard. However, I will not disregard the possibility that he or she might have an epiphany and turn over a new leaf. One thing’s for sure: I will not burn bridges.
Whenever people disappoint us, the best thing to do is to forgive, and to pray for guidance and sound judgement so as not to be a disappointment to others.
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.