Forgive, Period!

There is no denying that forgiving a hurt is hard. Even Wikihow.com have done an article on ‘How to Forgive’ which I found quite insightful. But what does forgiveness entail? Maybe we are getting it wrong?

Scrolling through the TV stations one evening last week I chanced upon a preacher on Family TV speaking about forgiveness. To the best of my recollection, here is what he said : “The Bible says Forgive!  Forgive those who hurt you. Doesn’t say forgive them and marry them, or take them back….or hire them again. The Bible says forgive them! Period.”

If you ask me, that right there, is quite a liberating statement. What do you think?

4 comments for “Forgive, Period!

  1. March 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    totally liberating, hard to do……but liberating

    • March 29, 2011 at 8:43 am

      I loved the point brought out here. Forgiving someone doesn’t mean going back to be part of their life again..

  2. March 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

    A quote that I have always found useful on forgiveness is one by Martin Luther King that I came across years back: Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is an attitude.

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