Forgiveness Freedom

There are many things to be said about forgiveness, some of the best have been said already:

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Lewis B. Smedes

“Forgiveness is a funny thing.  It warms the heart and cools the sting.” William Arthur Ward

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” Paul Boese

“Forgiving is love’s toughest work, and love’s biggest risk.” Lewis B. Smedes

“Without forgiveness life is governed by… an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.” Roberto Assagioli

“Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.” Indira Gandhi

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy a rent-free space in your mind.” Isabelle Holland

“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.” Hannah More

“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.” Bernard Meltzer

Which of these thoughts most inspire you? 


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