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Why Forgive? by Johann Christoph Arnold
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I have a deep admiration for victims of violent crimes who found in the hearts a way to forgive the people responsible for hurting them. I don’t know if I would be able to do what they did and I pray to never be in a position to be tested like them have been. To forgive is something I can only aspire to be able to do. 3.5 stars

You’ll find that when you forgive, you’re always a winner. You don’t lose a thing. Because it’s not a sign of weakness to love somebody who hurts you. It’s a sign of strength.

No amount of punishment could ever even the score. I had to be willing to forgive without the score being even.

In the end we won’t have to answer for what others do to us – only for what we do to them.

It’s taken me such a long time to get over the feeling of having been used. A long time. But I have gotten over it. I don’t think he’ll ever be worthy of my forgiveness. Still, I can carry my burdens a whole lot easier now, than when I had to carry my anger around as well.
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Reading Progress

May 9, 2017 – Shelved
May 9, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 9, 2017 – Shelved as: nf-other
May 9, 2017 – Shelved as: nf-self-help
September 6, 2017 – Started Reading
September 6, 2017 –
September 7, 2017 –
September 8, 2017 –
September 10, 2017 – Finished Reading

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