Is it possible to forgive and not forget?
Howcan we forgive someone who has done something so wrong and mean?
In the movie a father says to his daughter that survived the shooting,
Hate is a very big, very hungry thing with lots of sharp teeth and it will eat up your whole heart and leave no room left for love; God understands this. He is the one that will hand out the punishment so that we don’t have to carry this terrible hate around inside of us if we don’t want to, if we are willing to forgive
Religion would have to play an important role in the life of the person doing the forgiving.
It shows how the grieving Amish families had a spirit of forgiveness.
This is generally because they wantyou back into there life and if you say ok you have forgave them and have putit behind you and can move on with your life now.
But for others forgiveness is just not an option.
We all know the power of cancer within our bodies. Just a few cells of cancer can multiply and spread until the entire body is threatened. Anger, resentment, and bitterness over past violations are a cancer of your spirit and personality. Left alone and untreated, those emotions will eat away your joy, your trust in your marriage partner and your hope and dreams for the future. When we make the effort to forgive those injuries, we begin the process of releasing ourselves from those consequences. When we try to hold onto those wounds, believing that we must remember those hurts in order to protect ourselves from future injuries, all we end up doing is becoming the person responsible for injuring ourselves by our refusal to forgive and forget.
Is there a difference between forgiving and forgetting?
The words in this song allrepresent forgiveness but one part in the song, are the words “You keepcarrying that anger; it’ll eat you up inside.” That means tome that if you stayangry with someone and hold on to it, it will hurt you the most on the inside.