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Forgiveness, Why Forgive?

Forgiveness, Why Forgive? | BayanMall

To forgive is a very hard thing to do. It cannot be done in just one night and when you wake up, it is all gone. Many people struggle to do this action. That’s why I came upon a realization the need to forgive. In other words, I’ll show to you the importance of forgiveness. I’ll do it by putting my top five quotes of forgiveness.

First, “to forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” This is from Lewis B. Smedes. Keeping our anger and hate towards others is like locking up ourself in a prison cell. At first, we don’t realize this, but hopefully at the end, we will come up to this point. But, what if not? Because you are just too hard headed and always pity yourself. Well, just picture out the condition of the prisoner. Isn’t good? Do you really want to stay in jail? Of course, you will not. So, better free yourself by forgiving and you will feel relief.

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Two, “forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.” This came from Indira Gandhi. We always think that when we forgive, we are weak and we lose the battle to our enemy. But let me tell you, the truth is you are not. You are strong, my dear, when you forgive someone. Why? Because it takes courage to do so. When we say courage, this belong to persons who are strong. Remember, the weak can never forgive. I know that you don’t want to be called as such. Next time, be the first to do it.

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Three, “forgiveness is the final form of love.” This is said by Reinhold Niebuhr. When you don’t forgive, you are depriving yourself of loving that person. Bear in mind to always love your enemy. Instead of hating him, find reasons why you should love that person. Even though it seems that person is so wicked, there are still kindness and goodness in him. All you have to do is find and dig it. In the end, you’ll find that person lovable.

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Fourth, “forgotten is forgiven.” This is stated by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s like another way of saying, “forgive and forget”. When you forgive, you are willing to forget the bad deed that he had done to you. Bring it up, will not do good for you. You’ll start again hurting yourself and hating that person. I know you are in the process to forget. To become better with this, all you have to do is make a memorable moment with him. Include him in your party and celebration.

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Fifth, “inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.” This is expressed by Gerald Jampolsky. The main and important reason why we should forgive is for us to have peace. You’ll never get this if you will not forgive. Having peace is inviting happiness as well in your life. Don’t hold grudges anymore and you’ll find yourself being grateful at all times.

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