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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Forgiveness

This comes from an article written by Joe Posnanski, a sports writer for Sports Illustrated.com. I absolutely love the way he put this, and I think it applies far beyond the reaches of sports. ~J

'The definition of "forgive" is to "stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for an offense, flaw or mistake."


That's all.


Forgiveness isn't something that someone else can take from you... it's something you offer up for whatever reason makes sense to you.


There are always reasons to not forgive. No apology is perfect. No apology comes early enough. No apology goes deep enough. No apology covers every aspect of things.


And there's a reason for this.


No apology can erase the wrong in the first place.'


2 comments:

Kath January 12, 2010 at 12:25:00 PM MST  

That guy has a keen inner eye. That is why forgiveness is not a result of the apology from without, but results from the attitude of the offended one from within.

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