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April 28, 2010

  • Posted on April 27, 2010 at 5:41 pm

FORGIVENESS does not erase the injury from our memory. FORGIVENESS makes it possible to remember the crime against us, no matter how grievous, with the pain and agony no longer attached.
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April 27, 2010

  • Posted on April 26, 2010 at 8:54 pm

With a little time, and a little more insight, we begin to see both ourselves and our enemies in humbler profiles. We are not really as innocent as we felt when we were first hurt. And we do not usually have a gigantic monster to forgive; we have a weak, needy, and somewhat stupid human being. When you see your enemy and yourself in the weakness and silliness of the humanity you share, you will make the miracle of forgiving a little easier.
Lewis B. Smedes – Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve

April 26, 2010

  • Posted on April 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Forgiveness brings with it an unexpected lighter feeling, a welcomed ability to refocus our thoughts and energy and renews our interest in life.
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April 25, 2010

  • Posted on April 26, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I desire to have the fortitude to have my forgiveness be absolute and my memory faulty.
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April 24, 2010

  • Posted on April 26, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Gandhi was right: if we all live by ‘an eye for an eye’ the whole world will be blind. The only way out is forgiveness.
Sidney and Suzanne Simon

April 23, 2010

  • Posted on April 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.
Alfred Korzybski

April 22, 2010

  • Posted on April 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm

[Forgiveness is] – to accept the fact that the past can’t change.
Oprah

April 21, 2010

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 7:35 pm

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Lewis B. Smedes

April 20, 2010

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm

When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.
Bernard Meltzer

April 19, 2010

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 7:32 pm

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
Alexander Chase