“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other to die!” – Buddha
When holding onto anger can destroy us…
So why forgive? We do it for ourselves and to be able to live in peace. We do it for others so we can love and be part of a family and a community, and become stronger, not to be torn apart.
Forgiving doesn’t give anyone permission to hurt us!
It gives us permission to heal!
I read this article written my the mother of a mass killer, the man who had killed sweet Amish girls, and I cried. People in the Amish community came to her and her husband to share a message of love and forgiveness, and the outward ripples now are for each of us!
“If we cannot forgive, how can we be forgiven?” – lesson from the Amish
Forgiveness… Such an old fashioned sounding word, yet something so very much needed today! When we forgive, we can heal and move forward… And we all deserve that!
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