Forgive “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”-Steve Maraboli. There was a time when I held a grudge against someone due to a particular incident. During the time the only thing that I thought about was to take revenge against him in a cruelest way. I tried hard to take revenge against him, but then I noticed that revenge will not solve anything. After forgiving, I found peace in my heart.
According to Fincham, Hall, and Beach (2006) forgiveness is not the same from accepting, excusing, or condoning an offense. Acceptance means that the victim perspective from the transgression has change, while forgiveness does not need to see the transgression as anything less than it is, be this unacceptable or even reprehensible. Forgiveness is also different from condoning or excusing an offense that behavior in question is needed to believe as if it was justified or
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to iv do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy god?” Again, do you find any mention of any church in what the Lord requires of
1. I feel that forgiveness is not for the other person, it’s a process that provides you the energy and the self-confidence to move on. One reason why is forgiveness is not for the other is because in my experience, forgiveness is a situation where serious harm has been done to you physically or mentally. The next steps are finding a way to relieve your conscious of the harm caused. For example, in the “Render Unto Larry’s” an op-ed piece written by Phil Holland, tells a memoir of his childhood, in which he and his friend Chester stole model paints from a neighborhood store.
2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT). Throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry He gave clues about His deity when he said things like, “Your sins are forgiven” or calling the angels
once said, “He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” Ironically, that’s exactly what Rachel begins to understand. Depriving her father of forgiveness only makes herself feel worse, and after carefully thinking, Rachel realizes exactly this; everybody deserves a second chance. “He left us behind and is going to start a life with someone new. And here I was stupidly thinking that I could fly down to visit him and patch everything up. As if one little trip could make any difference… But what if I’m wrong?
This is all well and good, but practically speaking (especially in the reconciliation of peoples) the wrongdoers seldom if ever repents. Which simply implies that God can heal the victims, and even lead them to forgive the wrongdoers before the wrongdoers repent. 3. In reconciliation we are made a new creation (2 Cor 5:17). The experience of healing means that the victim does not return to the state in which they were before the violence or the
If I were Simon, I would have replied to Karl, “ God is forgiving; he will know if you are truly apologetic, and he will decide whether to forgive you.” When given the task of finding an answer, I observed the opinion of several others. I made sure that the answer would not imply in anyway if Simon did forgive him, yet it would relieve Karl. I based my answer on religious views of forgiveness , and the philosophy behind