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March 27, 2010

  • Posted on March 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I’ve been where you are now, struggling with painful, repetitive thoughts, the endless re-inactment of the life-changing injury; be assured, FORGIVENESS is the only way out.

March 26, 2010

  • Posted on March 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm

When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it.
Lewis B. Smedes

March 25, 2010

  • Posted on March 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation
 Roberto Assagioli

March 24, 2010

  • Posted on March 24, 2010 at 8:35 pm

…Forgiving is not having to understand. Understanding may come later, in fragments, an insight here and a glimpse there, after forgiving.
Lewis B. Smedes

March 23, 2010

  • Posted on March 22, 2010 at 8:27 pm

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
 Benjamin Franklin

March 22, 2010

  • Posted on March 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

March 21, 2010

  • Posted on March 21, 2010 at 3:33 pm

And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, ”I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?”
Friedrich Nietzsche

March 20, 2010

  • Posted on March 21, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Vengeance is having a videotape planted in your soul that cannot be turned off. It plays the painful scene over and over again inside your mind…And each time it plays you feel the clap of pain again…Forgiving turns off the videotape of pained memory. Forgiving sets you free.
Lewis B Smedes

March 19, 2010

  • Posted on March 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

In a way, forgiving is only for the brave. It is for those people who are willing to confront their pain, accept themselves as permanently changed, and make difficult choices. Countless individuals are satisfied to go on resenting and hating people who wrong them. They stew in their own inner poisons and even contaminate those around them. Forgivers, on the other hand, are not content to be stuck in a quagmire. They reject the possibility that the rest of their lives will be determined by the unjust and injurious acts of another person.
Gordon Dalbey

March 18, 2010

  • Posted on March 21, 2010 at 11:11 am

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Beverly Flanigan – Forgiving The Unforgivable: Overcoming the Legacy of Intimate Wounds