Forgiveness is more about your heart, releasing your anger and finding freedom. Anger is only going to eat you up turning into bitterness. Forgiveness allows you to let go. I have learned that forgiveness is not dependent on the response of the person who has hurt. Its not dependent on a sorry, a mutual understanding. You forgive because it is for you, in your forgiveness you find freedom. Let go and Let God - EMW Remember This, God, Inspiration, Quotes, Truths, Forgiveness, Moving Forward, Good Advice, Things To Do
Forgiveness is a decision. We decide to cut off the bitter root and plant a seed of love. We cannot blame ourselves if it does not grow; sometimes the other party has poisoned the soil too much. But we must keep the bitter roots cut and plant more and more seeds of love. Forgiveness begins when we make that choice; long before we see the results.
Confession = Forgiveness. Focus on the gift of grace received. Don't let anyone make it all about guilt trips and don't let anyone convince you to throw this very important gift-- the gift of being reconciled to God-- away. It is okay to struggle with going to Confession, but know that God is merciful and patient. Confession is where you get to know him and know yourself as he does. Now, is that great, or what?