KIm Hyun Joong Once Again Sets an Example to Make Us Proud: Displaying Humility and Strength in a Difficult Situation, His Decision to Apologize and Accept Responsibility for His Weakness Displays Bravery, Wisdom, and the Love of a Real Man.
They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. 7But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her. -John 8:6-7
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues,they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. - I Corinthians 13:1-8
It's not pretty, it's not nice, but it happens between people who love each other. The weaknesses we have allowed to be known in a vulnerable and trusting relationship become targets and we know just what triggers to pull to hit our loved one in just the right spot. After my relationship ended, I felt deep remorse for my shortcomings. My ex-husband's reaction to those shortcomings was inexcusable to be sure, as were Hyun Joong's. It has never been my intent while fiercely supporting him to excuse him for what he did. He hit her. He was physically violent with her. It was wrong. Do I love him less? Not a single speck. Do I respect him less? Not for a second. I respect him MORE for being open and honest about it and for keeping his word to protect her. He always said he would protect a woman he was in a relationship with, and he has continued to do so even when she stripped him naked and flogged him in public for hurting her. I respect and love him even more deeply than before. And, I hurt for her broken heart as well. I hope she has received what she wants from him now, and can move on to a better place in her own life. Some reports have been offered that she still has not agreed to drop the charges just because he issued the apology and is still considering. Some speculate that even still she is wanting monetary compensation. Whether or not that is true is really irrelevant. His Pocket is another place where she can wield her power and hit him hard. However, Hyun Joong is taking it like a man, and I am more proud of him than I ever have been.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
From the well of my heart and the depth of my soul,