Forgiveness takes strength

2017-11-08 06:00

Shane Snyders, Bloemfontein:

Forgiveness can bring happiness into one’s life and heart, but some may never experience it.

The weak can never forgive those who wronged them, because forgiveness is a characteristic of strength.

Forgiving the person who harmed you can help heal the wounds of the past.

Forgiveness allows you to start a new life and gives you the strength to move forward.

Only the brave know how to forgive.

Cowards never forgive, because it is not in their nature.

A deep-seated grudge in your life eats away at your peace of mind like cancer destroys vital organs of the body.

Without forgiveness, life will be governed by endless resentment and retaliation.

It is far better to forgive and forget than to hate and remember. What really matters is what happens in us, not to us.

Even if you are in the right, you can be wrong if you choose not to forgive.

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