Have you ever been betrayed by someone you trusted? If you have, how did it feel? Like hell? It definitely won’t be a nice experience to deal with; in fact, nobody should have to deal with such. But in reality, often times, someone somewhere betrays his friend.
The question is: how do you best handle such?
Trending on the internet is the saga between hip-hop icons Meek Mill and Drake. Well, this is not where you’d get all the of that gist (y’all know where you can get that from), but one thing I noticed is that it seems that one person feel betrayed by another, which is just what we are talking about. And yes, everybody seems to have an opinion about the whole issue, including me 😀
Anyway, Drake isn’t the first person to feel betrayed. Even Jesus suffered the pain of a deceitful kiss. The man who he humbly served and loved sold out on him for no just cause, but Jesus had a perfect response to Judas.
On the cross, just before Jesus he took his last breathe, famously said “father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing”.
Beyond the soldiers whipping him, and the passers-by mocking him; when Jesus said that prayer, deep in his heart he was also referring to Judas, whom he harboured no hate towards.
In a case of betrayal, forgiveness is the best thing you could give to not just your betrayer, but to your own self. A bad option would be to hold people’s hate against them and a worse option would be to reduce yourself to their level and hate them.
A wise man once said that forgiveness is letting a prisoner go only to discover that the prisoner was yourself. The best force against hatred and betrayal is love;love forgives and bears no record of wrong done to it.
Drake has a perfect example in Christ whom he’d do well to follow. And so do you.
Soaga Afolabi Olusegun