I'm embarking on a project in forgiving someone over the next 14 days, and I'll be chronicling it here. First, let's get the reader up to speed ....
I'm on a mission to forgive a woman in my home group whom I will refer to as P.
I have known P for almost a year, and during that time, she has
- Openly gone after BF
- Called BF's ex wife to report to her about us when he blew her off
- Started going out with my ex (admittedly, this is their prerogative since I have moved on)
- Once she felt my ex was paying too much attention to me, she called everyone on our group's phone list to tell them I was sleeping with him behind BF's back
- Then drunkenly threatened to kill me during a meeting I was chairing
So yesterday she calls and leaves me a voice mail, asking to meet me for coffee so she can make an amends to me.
I would rather have a bikini wax and then wade in a pool of rubbing alcohol than do that!
So I called my sponsor. She instructed me to let P know that I would call her once I was ready. Then, I am to pray for her every day for two weeks as described in the BB on page 552 of the 4th edition. Then, barring any new and especially insane developments, I will meet with her.
Last night I prayed for her for the first time....