Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Forgiveness

Heard this quote on the Oprah show a while ago and thought it was so interesting - I've been meaning to share it with you forever. Thoughts?


"Forgiveness is giving up the hope 
that the past could have been any different."

3 comments:

Leslie said...

It sounds nice, but for me forgiveness is WAY more complicated. I'm afraid I have a hard time actually forgiving a person unless I am OK with what's happened, and that has everything to do with how I feel in the present...

Carrie said...

WOW. A great sense of relief washed over me when I read this. Thank you for sharing it.

-C

Scarlet Lily said...

Leslie, I totally get that, which I think is why the quote is so interesting ... because if we never forgive some things, they'll just eat us forever and clearly some of those things will just never be OK, so then it becomes about a different kind of forgiveness. I think that's why I liked the quote, it gave me a new perspective to consider on the topic.

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