Monday, April 17, 2017

The Power of Forgiveness

The Nature of Forgiveness

To err is human, to forgive is divine

It takes a big person to forgive

Small people would rather hold on

To hurt, resentment, revenge and anger

Rather than to forgive the one who has committed the wrong

Letting go of grudges and bitterness can make way for

Happiness, health and peace

We all need to forgive and to be forgiven in this life

True forgiveness is for “no matter the offense

Christ, in the New Testament shows, us over and over again

The power of forgiveness

"Seventy times seven", he says is the number of times we need to forgive

Infinityi if there is earnestness

The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a far greater quality than what we could ever imagine

Simply saying, “I am sorry” and really meaning it

Is so simple and complete

Forgiveness is cleansing of the inner man

The revenue of the cosmetic industry is about 62 billion dollars, annually

And it costs nothing to ask for forgiveness and to be forgiven

Our inner man needs cleansing and care, just as much care as our physical

It only takes courage of the inner spirit of man to do both

Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim

Lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness

With an increased ability to wish the offender, “well”

Forgiveness is not easy, at any level of offense

But letting go of grudges and bitterness can make way for

Happiness, health and peace

The Mayo Clinic states the benefits of forgiveness are

But not limited to

Healthier relationships
Greater spiritual and psychological well-being
Less anxiety, stress and hostility
Lower blood pressure
Fewer symptoms of depression
Stronger immune system
Improved heart health

Higher self-esteem

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