I’ve always felt that we don’t forgive other for their sake, but for ours; just like we hurt mostly ourselves with our anger. Terri has written a beautiful post on this.
Forgiveness is a hard thing to define. Is it based on compassion? On letting go of revenge? On wanting to be right? On moving forward? Is it a combination of all these things, or something else entirely?
One of the hardest things humans must do sometimes is forgive. Maybe someone did you wrong, or lied to you, or criticized you. Maybe someone said something behind your back, or made a promise and broke it, or made you look bad in front of others. Whatever it is, it’s human nature to react to a perceived wrong done (and I’m not going to get into the heavy duty wrongs that are done, because that’s not what this post is about). It’s also human nature to want to right that perceived wrong, or hold onto angry feelings that drive vengeance so you can feel better.
One of the themes I…
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