Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Arthur Ward
March 24th - forgive and move on
It really doesn’t matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on.
If you’ve lived long enough, you’ve probably been both on the receiving and giving end of forgiveness.. I know I’ve had plenty of occasions for both. Sometimes the hardest thing can be just to forgive myself. But nothing is ever going to get better if I keep dwelling on what happened over and over. It’s better to forgive and move on.
The refusal to forgive often comes from a desire to right the wrong . But the past is done over so we need to let go and let God. When we forgive, we experience peace because where there is no forgiveness there is always anger and anger and peace cannot exist in the same place. When we let go of bitterness, we stopping dwelling on what hurt us .
The dictionary says that forgiveness means to allow room for error or weakness.
We are only human and none, not one of us, is perfect. We need to both receive and give forgiveness.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.