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Forgiveness Part I

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.

Comments(8)

  • AD
    March 10, 2014, 3:27 am  Reply

    Excellent… powerful.
    Thank you for posting.

    • March 16, 2015, 8:12 am

      Forgetting definitely is the key to frgioveness. Without it , itb4s not really frgioveness. I really think itb4s the reason a marriage can work too. Sometimes having a bad memory works in our favor! It seems the longer I am married the shorter memory I have! hehethanks for your encouraging comments about the chores. I am working up to having them help with laundry. It would be a wonderful help. They do sort the dirty clothes and fold clean clothes. I run the machine at the moment but when asked they do their part. It would be great if they could get to doing it without me asking.

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      • Andrei Duta
        May 23, 2016, 5:11 pm

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  • Nick
    April 9, 2014, 11:51 am  Reply

    De acord

    • Andrei Duta
      May 23, 2016, 5:19 pm

      tu esti minunat

  • March 15, 2015, 8:50 pm  Reply

    Theresa, I agree with Dani forgiveness wihutot forgetting isn’t really forgiveness. We have to look at Christ as our example. I have heard well meaning Christians say, well, I forgive you, but I will never trust you with that again. The heart of that is because you did me wrong, I won’t forget it! ever! The lack of forgiveness only steals from us and opens the door for the enemy to have a foothold in our life. The more we understand our own debt being paid in full with nothing held over our heads as payment, the more we can give back out to others all that we have received.

    • Andrei Duta
      May 23, 2016, 5:16 pm

      Salvatore,
      Thank you for your depth and sensitivity … God bless, Andrei

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