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Forgiveness - Wikipedia

forgiveness on Articles - Forgiveness is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offence, disagreement, or mistake, or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution.[1][2] The Oxford English Dictionary defines forgiveness as 'to grant free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offence or debt'. The concept and benefits of forgiveness have been explored in religious thought, the social sciences and medicine. Forgiveness may be considered simply in terms of the

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Philemon and Forgiveness - Part II

forgiveness on Articles - Last week we saw why we should forgive, this week, let’s look at what forgiveness is.

Thirty years after the death of Jesus, in the town of Collase, there lived a wealthy Christian man named Philemon. Philemon owned a slave named Onesimus.

At some point Onesimus escaped from Philemon, likely stealing money to pay for his journey and new life in Rome. While in Rome, through the Providence of God, Onesimus ran into Paul and was eventually converted to Christianity. The New Testament letter P

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Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

forgiveness on Articles - When one reads Helen Prejean’s, Dead Man Walking, what is often lost in the sheer power of the story is what she recounts at the very end of the book and intends precisely as the real ending to the story.

The book ends with the story of Lloyd LeBlanc, the father of the boy who was murdered, and his struggle to forgive his son’s killer.

After the execution of the man who killed his son, Prejean describes how she would occasionally meet Lloyd LeBlanc at a chapel which holds perpetual adorat

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Forgive and be strong

forgiveness on Articles - We need to accept our own imperfections and try to forgive others for the wrong done by them in order to ensure our psychological and spiritual well-being.

We cannot see our own faults. So when others point them out, we should pay attention and be grateful. And we should not be

too eager to see the weaknesses in others.

The Bible says: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

At times, people criticize us out of

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Mother's Day an opportunity to thank faithful moms

forgiveness on Articles - Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day where we’ve been officially paying tribute to our mothers in the United States since 1914, almost 100 years. As we grew up, Mom was usually there to calm our fears, encourage us, tend to our injuries, teach us fairness and forgiveness, and provide for countless other needs that we took for granted. Often we don’t gain a real appreciation of all our mothers did for us until we become parents ourselves.

When I first saw the popular movie “A Christmas Story”, I was

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Forgiveness -- A Mother's Day Gift

forgiveness on Articles - For years, as Mother's Day approached, my stomach would have its usual knot of anxiety, my brain running overtime, telling me to send a card even though I had never lived with my mother, even though she pretended she didn't have a daughter or grandchildren. I'd try to ignore that she'd forgotten our birthdays and hadn't sent Christmas gifts for my kids in years, but the voice of guilt would chime in, "Send her a card -- after all, she IS your mother."

Most years, I'd drag myself to the dread

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Soucheray: Forgiveness, we learn, is a choice

forgiveness on Articles - In the book, “Forgiveness is a Choice,” by Dr. Robert Enright, states that forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves. He says when we have been harmed in some way by someone, or a situation, it is our choice to hold on to the hurt and the anger we feel toward the other. We all know that hurt and anger has a way of reflecting back on ourselves and harming us much more than it does anyone or anything else. So when we make the choice to forgive, we are actually freeing ourselves.

Take a moment

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Forgiveness 101

forgiveness on Articles - Forgiveness is the feeling of peace that emerges as you take your hurt less personally, take responsibility for how you feel, and become a hero instead of a victim in the story that you tell. Forgiveness is the experience of peacefulness in the present moment. Forgiveness does not change the past, but it changes the present.

Forgiveness is a choice. This choice allows you to suffer less. It is for you and no one else. Forgiveness comes about by reversing the steps of the grievance process. Y

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Forgiveness 101

forgiveness on Articles - I am working on forgiving my ex-husband because I read somewhere that my life won’t be prosperous...

I am working on forgiving my ex-husband because I read somewhere that my life won’t be prosperous until I let go of my resentments. I carry them forth like some necessary burden, like a song I hate but can’t get out of my mind.

It’s kind of like the ice cream truck that trolls through my neighborhood every afternoon. As the tinny sound of a carnival song being played on an out-of-tune-toy-

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Forgiveness 101

forgiveness on Articles - Forgiveness is a hefty topic and there is a great deal written about it and a plethora of different opinions. Whatever a person has a mind to do, they will probably find enough documentation, pro and con, to do it. If someone wants to hang on to unforgiveness, they will find a way to support their intention. And vice-versa. If one has a heart to forgive, they will find a way to do it, even when it seems impossible.

I’m often amazed when I hear other Christians talk about forgiveness as i

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