Comprehension Questions

 

1. Enumerate instances in which we do not normally forgive people even though we should forgive them at such instances:

 

Input

 

i. when we punish a person for an accidental mistake

ii. when we punish a person for a small mistake

iii. when we punish a person for a mistake committed under compulsion

iv. when we punish a person even when he has made amends and is genuinely sorry

v. when we punish a person for a mistake done in ignorance

vi. when we punish a person even afer we have avenged our harm

vii. when we punish a person for a mistake done in forgetfulness

viii. when we punish a person who confesses his mistake before it comes to our notice

ix. when we punish a person who repeatedly does wrong and repeatedly says sorry

x. we must bear in mind that a wrong can be wrong in our opinion but not in that of another person

 

2. Suggest practical ways to make us more forgiving

 

Input

 

i. we expect forgiveness and mercy from others when we make a mistake

ii. we expect forgiveness and mercy from God when we make a mistake

iii. we should look at our own faults

iv. we should become demandless

v. we should take it as a situation in which one grows in patience

vi. we should read stories of forgiveness

 

3. How can we forgive people and at the same time correct their mistakes.

 

Input

 

i. we must choose the right moment to communicate the hurt

ii. if we have a list of faults of a person that need to be corrected, at times, pointing out the major ones is enough. If the person corrects these, there is a great chance that the minor ones will also be corrected by him.

iii. we must remember that each one of us also needs forgiveness

iv. we can remain a little reserved / silent

v. we may write an email / letter

vi. we can avoid eye contact to show our silent protest

 

4. When can we be unforgiving?

 

Input

 

i. when we want to reform a person

ii. when we want to show resentment

iii. when the person is persistently behaving badly

iv. when a person does not even feel sorry nor makes amends

v. when a person does not realize his mistake because of arrogance

vi. when a person has inflicted great harm on us

vii. when a person shows repeated indifference and carelessness

 

 

Quiz Marking Scheme

 

How Forgiving are you?

 

1.

i. (10)

ii. (8)

iii. (2)

iv. (0)

 

2.

i. (-5)

ii. (0)

iii. (2)

iv. (10)

 

3.

i. (10)

ii. (8)

iii. (2)

iv. (0)

 

4.

i. (0)

ii. (0)

iii. (2)

iv. (10)

 

5.

i. (10)

ii. (0)

iii. (2)

 

6.

i. (0)

ii. (2)

iii. (8)

iv. (10)

 

7.

i. (0)

ii. (2)

iii. (8)

iv. (10)

 

8.

i. (0)

ii. (0)

iii. (2)

iv. (10)

 

9.

i. (0)

ii. (0)

iii. (2)

iv. (10)

 

10.

i. (0)

ii. (0)

iii. (0)

iv. (0)

v. (10)

 

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