‘Forgiveness is surrendering my right to hurt you back.’
Today I heard someone give this definition of forgiveness. It’s true. To forgive someone is an automatic acknowledgement that they have done wrong, they have hurt you. It does not make their wrong any less. But as they say, two wrongs don’t make a right. Hurting others is never right, even if they deserve it.
It can be a hard thing to do. There have been people in my life that have been almost impossible to forgive. But God asks us to forgive, as He has forgiven us.
Is there someone you need to forgive today?