Meaning of forgiveness
What are the benefits of forgiveness?
Forgiveness is a gift that you give yourself. Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of it's immense benefits to the one who forgives.
You practive forgiveness for two reasons. One is to let others know that you no longer wish to be in a state of hostility with that person; and two, to free yourself from the self-defeating energy of resentment.
Forgiveness moves us out of the past. Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past. by grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business. Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
Forgiveness sets us free and allows us to move on. Forgiveness makes us better people.
Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than who you are.
Forgiveness strengthens our character. Strengthy of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.
Forgiveness makes us more loving. We cannot love unless we have accepted forgiveness. The deeper our experience of forgiveness is, the greater is our love.
Forgiveness improves our mental and physical health. People who replace anger, hostility, and hatred with forgiveness will have better health overall.
Forgiveness gives us peace of mind and increases our wisdom. A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
Most of all, Forgiveness honors God.
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