True forgiveness

“The moment we ponder a twisted or broken relationship
with another person,
our emotions go on the defensive.
To escape looking at the wrongs we have done another,
we resentfully focus
on the wrong he has done us.
This is especially true if he has, in fact,
behaved badly at all.
Triumphantly, we seize upon his misbehavior
as the perfect excuse for minimizing
or forgetting our own.
If we are now about to ask forgiveness for ourselves,
why shouldn’t we start out by forgiving them, one and all?”

Taken from a book on better behavior for better health.

May 22, 2008

True forgiveness

Jim Caldwell

St. Louis, United States

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