Friday, September 11, 2020

Meditative Thoughts on Forgiveness

Meditative Thoughts on Forgiveness

Suggestion: reflect on a thought each day of the week. Follow your meditation with the Lord’s Prayer. 

To forgive is to make a conscious choice to release the person who has wounded us from the sentence of our judgments, however justified that judgement may be. ~Marjorie J. Thompson

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mohandas Ghandi

 There is no future without forgiveness. ~Desmond Tutu

Forgiveness is not excusing an unjust behavior or action. Forgiveness does not necessarily mean forgetting; the past remains with us. But forgiveness is how Christians live and act as we face the future. ~Andy Langford and Mark Ralls

God, give me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know that one is me. ~ Serenity Prayer, Adult Children of Alcoholics

We must fervently pray for strength to resist the temptation of getting even with those who have hurt us and for the grace to reflect the majestic generosity of the kingdom of heaven. ~Douglas R. A. Hare

And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world’s healing hinges, but on God’s. When Jesus tells us to love our enemies, he gives, along with the command, the love itself.         ~Corrie ten Boom

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