Peter Enns shares some thoughts on forgiveness. Here’s an excerpt:

We are commanded by Jesus to forgive others, even those…especially those…who have wronged us. He commands us to do so, because, when we forgive, especially those who have wronged us terribly, we are most like him.

Forgiveness does not mean that we make believe the injustice never happened, or make light of it. It means we cease harboring ill against the other. We let it go.

It does not depend on our ability to bring the other to the same realization. We cannot control the other. We can only control ourselves.

Our forgiveness must commence regardless of the other. We can only make the decision for ourselves to move to the center. We cannot force the other to take that same step.

Forgiveness is not for the weak.

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