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Then the little buds raised their rosy faces, danced again upon their stems, and nodded kindly at Thistle, who smiled on them through happy tears, and kissed the sweet, forgiving rose, who loved and trusted him when most forlorn and friendless.
Mental health counselors working with clients may find that clients influenced by religion are more motivated to forgive but may also need more permission to get angry and work through the negative feelings related to being hurt before forgiving.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
The forgiving person need not eliminate all resentment but, rather, must not allow an excess or perversion of resentment to drive out all goodwill toward the offender.
For a long time I carried heaviness from not forgiving," admits Ilibagiza, the 36-year-old survivor and author of Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust (Hay House; $24.
Instead it outlines situations where forgiveness would actually be a bad idea, and outlines alternatives to heal your emotions and to focus on yourself rather than the one who has wronged you--and how to forgive yourself for not forgiving others.
But then Erik remembers what the Bible says about the virtue of forgiving, and prays to Jesus for help in overcoming his own bitterness.
THANK God for Paul McCartney being the forgiving man he is.
Islam promises "But if you pardon, and forbear, and forgive--then, behold, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful" (Qur'an 64:14).
Hence, many outside the profession have criticized the current economic paradigm as one bereft of possibilities for behaving charitably, considering issues of calling, pursuing vocation, loving genuinely, or forgiving without expecting something in return.
Can you see that far from being a wimp, your forgiving this person would mean that you have accomplished a change that takes great courage, compassion, and understanding--one that only a few human beings are capable of?