No matter what kind of sin you have committed, there is always forgiveness. You must repent and seek for forgiveness. You can walk in the new life and light.
Forgiving others simply means that you refuse to be a prisoner of a past that you can’t change, and shackled to decisions that you didn’t make.
This is what the LORD requires of every man; to do justice, to love mercy and to humbly work with God.
Msamaha si kwa ajili ya watu wenye mabawa ya kuku, ni kwa ajili ya watu wenye macho ya tai. Kua kuujua msamaha.
On a level of simple personal survival, understanding and forgiveness are crucial… whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level.
Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.
…when you hate someone so much, a part of you wants desperately to forgive them. But you can’t decide if it’s because you really want, or if you just want to stop hating. I still don’t know if forgiveness is generous or selfish. Maybe both.
The question isn’t whether the world is perfect.
The real question to consider is: If it were, would you still be in it?
There’s a correlation between the number of digits on a man’s bank balance, and, the number of things that his woman is willing to forgive him for.
It is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things … I would have to make a list, a very, very long list and make sure I hated the people on it the right amount … No … we always have a choice. All of us.” (p. 323)