What do you find as a common reason or motivation for people to start the forgiveness process?

There are many reasons why people forgive. A common reason is one’s own inner emotional pain. People grow tired of carrying around a lot of anger and bitterness and so they make a decision to try to forgive. Other reasons, less common, are these: knowing that forgiveness as a virtue is good in and of itself, taking seriously one’s faith that to forgive is important, and to try to reconcile with the one who was unfair.

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