Posts Tagged 'forgiveness'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/09/15

English: White tulips

English: White tulips (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”   —   C.S. Lewis

"Forgiveness 4" by Carlos Latuff.

“Forgiveness 4” by Carlos Latuff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This brings up an interesting question.  Should anyone feel compelled to forgive, when there has been no apology, and/or no explanation, for the hurtful offense?  For me, asking for forgiveness is essentially the same as an apology.  So, without dragging religious beliefs and ideology into the issue, isn’t there a reasonable expectation of an apology, and hopefully an explanation, prior to the act of forgiveness?  If you diagram it as a process, it usually goes:  Offense -> Hurt -> Apology/Explanation -> Forgiveness.  So, why would the offender expect/deserve forgiveness without fulfilling the third step of the process?  As a rational being, shouldn’t the offended have the right to understand what they are forgiving?  Don’t worry folks.  This is not about me.  But, it is about someone who is very close to me.  Some have been pushing my friend, for a kind of blanket, open forgiveness, while others are adherents of the process.  Thoughts?  Be well and do good, my friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/14/14

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela (Photo credit: South Africa The Good News)

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.”   —   Nelson Mandela

English: This is one of the Names of Allah. It...

English: This is one of the Names of Allah. It means The Most Forgiving One. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Tray with the Christ forgiving the sinful woma...

Tray with the Christ forgiving the sinful woman in the House of Simon the Pharisee. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Also, not forgiving is one of the most stressful things you can do to your mind . . . and body.  Resentment locks you up, but forgiveness can set you free.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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