Forgiveness means giving up the right to get even. Forgiveness means letting go and being willing to give up ones right to settle the score.
Forgiveness is a decision, an act of the will. Forgiveness is not an emotion. One chooses to forgive. It is a choice.
There is no miracle involved in the forgiveness process. Jesus simply commands us to forgive. Seventy times seven actually. Which is to say that we are commanded to forgive continuously. A choice, not an emotion.
If there is a miracle, it is in the process of acquiring the eyes of Jesus so we can see people (even those who have hurt us) with love and compassion.
More on forgiveness in future posts. For now, let’s remember 1. the definition of forgiveness, giving up our right to get even, and 2. the revelation that forgiveness is a choice and not an emotion.