I’m wondering if anyone out there ever reached out to someone who had hurt you, without any promptings on their part for forgiveness over the way they hurt you. And if so, how did it go? Was it the right thing to do or did it backfire on you? (Get thrown in your face or have no impact on making peace)
I'm strongly considering reaching out (in kindness) to someone who hurt me in my past. Of course its nothing as bad as someone wanting to kill me such as in Pope John Paul II's case, but I think the example is a good one that I'd like to follow.. Until now I had feared coming into contact with this person, but for some reason lately, I've been feeling prompted to reach out. I also, despite the wrong doing, am concerned for this person's well being. I think it could help as I've since dealt with the hurt and forgiven this person. I've read other stories of this sort of thing where there was total reconciliation- one in which the two became good friends. I would believe this is God's example. I'd like to give it a try but I find myself being afraid of being re-victimized or taken advantage of again... or worse.
So I’m wondering if anyone out there ever did anything as tough as that and how did it go?