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5 Reasons you won’t forgive #ForgivenessFriday

August 23, 2013

You won’t forgive because . . . 

. . . you won’t surrender your rights to get even.

. . . you won’t release the victim mentality.

. . . you think forgiveness is something it’s not.

. . . you want to forgive but don’t know how.

. . . you’re emotions are in charge (anger, self-pity, sadness, guilt).

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“Why do people surrender their tomorrows to the unfair pain of their yesterday? The total answer lies buried somewhere in our primitive need to protect our pride, in our trembling fear of feeling weak, and in our moral instincts for justice, all mingled together as a raw passion to see he who wounded us wounded in equal measure.” –Lewis Smedes (The Art of Forgiving)

How about you? What keeps you from forgiving?


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  1. Anne Gordon permalink

    Forgiving someone who has deeply wounded us, is a gift that we give to ourselves.

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