When we can accept our humanity and the perpetrator's, we can write a new story, one in which we are no longer cast as a victim but as a survivor, even perhaps a hero.
Earth is Forgiveness School.
Learning to fail well means overcoming our natural instincts to blame someone whenever something goes wrong. People fail best when they err on the side of forgiveness.
Forgiveness doesn't excuse their actions. Forgiveness stops their actions from destroying your heart.
Never forget the three powerful resources you have always available to you: love, prayer and forgiveness.
Forgiving one's enemies does not mean to be fainthearted, but to have a strong soul.
Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done. Forgiving means abandoning your right to pay back the perpetrator in his own coin.
Emphasize reconciliation, not resolution. It is unrealistic to expect everyone to agree about everything. Reconciliation focuses on the relationship, while resolution focuses on the problem. When we focus on reconciliation, the problem loses significance and often becomes irrelevant.
TGIF: Thank God I’m Forgiven!
Forgiveness is the greatest expression of love.
God's alternative to revenge is not truce or standoff or cold war or isolationism. It's forgiveness.
Among my most prized possessions are words I have not spoken in anger.