Helpful Forgiveness Hint


When you forgive, please realize two things. First, the art of forgiving is for imperfect people and so please do not be hard on yourself if you struggle. The late Lewis Smedes taught me this. Humility can be an antidote to discouragement. Second, because forgiveness is a virtue, please do expect something special from yourself. You can excel in forgiveness and even surprise yourself. Aristotle taught me this.

One thought on “Helpful Forgiveness Hint

  1. Juliette July 18, 2012 / 11:38 am

    Thank you for the encouragement. I have been surprised at how difficult yet how rewarding forgiveness is.


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