What power has love but forgiveness In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise
We are all instantly forgiven but in order to benefit from this forgiveness, we must in turn forgive others and ourselves.
Forgiveness does not mean the cancellation of all consequences of wrong doing. It means the refusal on God’s part to let our guilty past affect His relationship with us.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
It really doesnt 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.
Forgiveness is the healing of wounds caused by another. You choose to let go of a past wrong and no longer be hurt by it. Forgiveness is a strong move to make, like turning your shoulders sideways to walk quickly on a crowded sidewalk. It’s your move.
Christmas gift suggestions To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.
There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.