New beginnings – Forgiveness

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As the saying goes, “To err is human, to forgive is divine.” Forgiveness is one of the most important virtues we can possess as humans. However, it can be incredibly difficult to forgive someone who repeatedly hurts us intentionally, no matter how many times they apologize and expect forgiveness.

Forgiveness is not just about saying the words “I forgive you.” It requires a willingness to let go of negative emotions and truly move on from the hurt. It’s easier said than done, as most times we forgive, but bring up the issue again when the person repeats the same offense or a similar one.

Sometimes, we may feel justified in holding onto our anger and resentment towards the person who wronged us. But this only hurts ourselves in the long run. Not forgiving affects those who carry it around with them more than those they don’t forgive. It leads to dislike, then resentment, and then downright hatred. It can destroy you and eat you up from the inside out. Why punish yourself this way when you can simply forgive and get on with your life?

It’s not easy to forgive, but it’s necessary for our own well-being. It’s important to remember that forgiving doesn’t mean forgetting. We can still learn from the situation and make changes to prevent it from happening again. However, forgiveness allows us to move forward and let go of the negative emotions that hold us back.

One way to approach forgiveness is to ask for help from a higher power. For many, this is God. By asking for wisdom and guidance, we can find the strength to forgive and move on. It’s important to realize that forgiving someone doesn’t mean we condone their behavior or that we are weak. Instead, it shows strength and compassion.

Let’s all learn to write people’s offenses in the sand so that they can be blown away, and people’s good deeds can be carved in stone so that they can remain forever. Forgiveness is an act of kindness that not only benefits the person being forgiven, but also the one doing the forgiving. It’s never too late to forgive, and it’s never too late to start living a life free of resentment and hatred.

In conclusion, forgiveness is a divine act that requires strength, compassion, and understanding. It’s important to forgive not only for the sake of the person who wronged us but also for ourselves. Forgiveness allows us to let go of negative emotions, move forward, and live a happier life.

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