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Forgiveness and Reconciliation

The problem is that people assume that forgiving an offender requires them to offer immediate reconciliation. It doesn’t.
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A closer look at forgiveness

To allow an injury to double into resentment and bitterness only brings deeper misery into our lives. Emotional revenge might feel natural and even justifiable but emotions like anger and resentment only spread injury and pain. They also become a means of giving an offender more control over our lives. Continue reading

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