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Rachel
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That's certainly a reaction typical of Sarah, and it's definitely one the bully didn't expect, judging from her expression. I can't help but think, though--if this were real life and not a comic strip, Sarah's forgiving nature wouldn't help her much. She would likely end up seriously hurt if the bully broke loose for even a moment.

Submitted July 21, 2013 at 11:42PM



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What can I say? That's why she's a princess.

Submitted July 22, 2013 at 12:35AM



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That's certainly a reaction typical of Sarah, and it's definitely one the bully didn't expect, judging from her expression. I can't help but think, though--if this were real life and not a comic strip, Sarah's forgiving nature wouldn't help her much. She would likely end up seriously hurt if the bully broke loose for even a moment.


I think there's an important distinction to be made between forgiveness and trust. It's one I tried to make here and will elaborate on further.






Submitted July 22, 2013 at 6:40AM



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ohhhh SNAP! :-D

I imagine that does hurt.

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Submitted July 22, 2013 at 3:00PM



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ohhhh SNAP! :-D

I imagine that does hurt.

*me checks the bat to leave a comment*


"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."

--Oscar Wilde






Submitted July 22, 2013 at 5:02PM



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Isn't that sweet.
I will have to keep this in mind if I ever get violently harassed, or jumped. I'll just forgive my attackers.

I bet a construction paper crown would look really, really pretty on me too while I'm lying in a hospital bed. Or on a slab in the morgue.

Submitted July 23, 2013 at 2:35AM



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Isn't that sweet.
I will have to keep this in mind if I ever get violently harassed, or jumped. I'll just forgive my attackers.

I bet a construction paper crown would look really, really pretty on me too while I'm lying in a hospital bed. Or on a slab in the morgue.


I have been attacked.

Forgiveness isn't the same thing as 'letting down your defenses' nor is it 'refusing to fight back'. It's not even 'turning the other cheek'. Forgiveness isn't laying yourself open to attack, it's clearing yourself of the poison that taints you afterward and the demons that gnaw at your bones from there on in. Leastways, that's how I see it.

I can't even say that I'm able to forgive yet. But when I get there, I'll lay a lot of my demons to rest.






Submitted July 23, 2013 at 6:36AM



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Forgiveness isn't the same thing as 'letting down your defenses' nor is it 'refusing to fight back'. It's not even 'turning the other cheek'. Forgiveness isn't laying yourself open to attack, it's clearing yourself of the poison that taints you afterward and the demons that gnaw at your bones from there on in. Leastways, that's how I see it.


Well said. 100% agree.


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Submitted July 23, 2013 at 6:58AM



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Forgiveness isn't the same thing as 'letting down your defenses' nor is it 'refusing to fight back'. It's not even 'turning the other cheek'. Forgiveness isn't laying yourself open to attack, it's clearing yourself of the poison that taints you afterward and the demons that gnaw at your bones from there on in. Leastways, that's how I see it.


Well said. 100% agree.


Thank you.
There's a REALLY big distinction to be made between forgiveness and allowing yourself to be a victim. They're not the same. The thing they both have in common is that you do them for yourself.






Submitted July 23, 2013 at 8:38AM



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Dangit Sarah, you're too nice! XD On the other hand it DOES make her the bigger person. And I imagine it'll annoy the Hell out of Penny now that she realizes that Sarah has gotten over her bullying and now it won't hold the same power as it used to.

Submitted July 24, 2013 at 12:28AM



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I think this is a good thing for Sarah's own sake.  Forgiving someone doesn't mean you have to forget everything they've done to you and pretend there's a clean slate, or give them opportunities to hurt you again; but it does give you the chance to let go of anger and resentment, and stop it from eating you up.

I love that she is compassionate enough to tell Penny "I forgive you," and smart enough to know they aren't magic words that automatically fix everything.

Submitted July 24, 2013 at 7:15AM



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Interesting takes, both of you. Yes, we'll see Penny's reaction friday. Rainey. Gelliebean, those are my thoughts exactly. Forgiveness isn't the same as allowing yourself to be attacked again, or even trusting the forgived not to do it again.






Submitted July 25, 2013 at 12:27PM



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Penny just got OWNED. :D

Submitted December 16, 2013 at 12:46PM



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HAHA! The sweetest revenge of all. Makes you feel good and drives you enemies bonkers. I see someone beat me to the Oscar Wilde quote, but 'tis so true.

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