10 Inspirational Quotes On Forgiveness

Have noticed that to give and forgive people are two difficult things a man can do.

Here’s a small collection of quotes on forgiveness.

And I hope will help you to look at things from a new angle and to move on towards something better in your own life.

I especially like the quote by Catherine Ponder, it’s such an accurate and useful observation of how things can work.
And it’s a good reason to forgive.

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boose

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
Catherine Ponder

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbour as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
Eric Hoffer

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.
Sir. Francis Bacon

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave.
Ivern Ball

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Robert Muller

True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment.
David Ridge

Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Walking Out Your New Beginning

The greatest beginning any of us can have is becoming a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). And a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus is the key to a restored life, healing in your soul, and the second chance to become everything you were created to be!

Whether you’re just starting your life with God or you gave your heart to Him long ago, it’s important to understand that growing in Christ is a process that takes time. We learn how to walk by faith little by little, one step at a time. It’s like this: When a baby is born, he cannot walk nor crawling, but when it starts crawling, their will be a time the baby will want to stand up and walk. The baby falls several times before getting the steps.

That’s what God is asking us to do. No matter how many times we fall down in life, if we continue to get back up, eventually we’ll get to the place where we need to be.

God will lead us into the best life ee can possibly have, but first we need to let go of our past mistakes. Hebrews 8:12 says: For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.

God chooses to not only forgive all of our sins, but also to forget them! And we need to stop remembering what God has forgotten.

We are no surprise to God. He knows everything about me and you. We’re no surprise to Him! Yet when we turn to Him, He still opens His arms and invites us into a relationship with Him.

Want to use this opportunity to appreciate Joyce Meyer for her teachings that inspired this article.

The Unregistered Car #story #forgiveness

In June 2009, Dr. Chuck Sandstrom was overseeing the removal of an unregistered car from a rental property he owned, when Michael Ayers, the owner of the car, confronted him. Enraged, Ayers punched Dr. Sandstrom, whose head snapped back, colliding with the brick wall behind him.

Sandstrom suffered a traumatic brain injury and continues to feel the effects of that punch to this day. However, during Ayers’ trial, Sandstrom and his wife chose to join the defense, petitioning for a reduced sentence and access to treatment, work and school during his jail time.

Of his choice to forgive, Sandstrom told The Forgiveness Project, “People think we’re special to have forgiven this man but trust me, my wife and I are not abnormally good people. What is true, however, is that the path of forgiveness can take ordinary people on an extraordinary journey.”

The Stranger’s Email #forgiveness

Christy Jones thought her marriage was perfect until the day she received an email from a woman she had never met. “You don’t know me, but I am no longer dating your husband … I’m sorry for any pain I caused your family,” the email read.

“I felt paralyzed,” Christy told RealSimple.com , recalling the exact moment she read those words. Battling her denial, she called her husband at work, and he eventually admitted it was true. Adrian had had a four-month relationship with a woman he’d met at his job as a car salesman.

“Forgiving him was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” said Christy. “But his honesty made it easier.” The two later went on to renew their wedding vows, and Christy said that today, “Our marriage is stronger for it. I have no regrets.”

The Last Minute Pardon #forgiveness

In Iran, it is standard practice for families of murder victims to oversee the execution of murderer of their family member. They are also given the choice to pardon the offender. Such was the fate of a young man who had already served seven years for killing 17-year-old Abdollah Alinejad in a street fight, according to The Associated Press.

In May 2014, Samereh Alinejad watched as a noose was slipped around the neck of Bilal Gheisari, her son’s killer. This was her chance to have the vengeance she’d waited seven years to have. Instead, she and her husband stepped forward at the last minute and removed the noose from his neck. Gheisari’s death sentence was commuted and he will finish serving a 12-year prison sentence instead.

Repost: The Chemistry Teacher From Libya #truestory #forgiveness

Anita Smith and her husband Ronnie moved to Libya because, “We saw the suffering of the Libyan people, but we also saw your hope, and we wanted to partner with you to build a better future,” Anita said in a letter published on VergeNetwork.org.

Ronnie was a chemistry teacher in a Benghazi school.

On Dec. 5, 2013, it all ended during Ronnie’s morning jog when he was shot and killed by an unknown gunman. In Anita’s letter, she addressed her husband’s attacker, saying, “I love you and forgive you. How could I not? For Jesus taught us to ‘love our enemies’ — not to kill them or seek revenge.”

The Drunk Driver #truestory #forgiveness

Everyone is sure that the Bible is full of messages about forgiveness, but when it comes down to it, few people can identify exactly what the text actually says about it.

The first thing someone calls out is usually “70 times seven,” a reference to Jesus’ instruction to his disciples that they must forgive without bound. Next, students mention the Lord’s Prayer, citing the verse, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Often there is a lull at this point, and then someone remembers Jesus’ words from the cross, “Father, forgive them.” With most groups, the discussion falters here.

Let’s read Chris Williams story.

It was a cold night in February 2007 when the car holding Chris Williams and his family was hit by a 17-year-old drunk driver. Immediately, Chris checked on his children in the back seat and quickly realized his 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter had died. Then as he watched, his pregnant wife sitting next to him exhaled for the last time. Meanwhile, Williams was in so much pain he could barely move his arm to turn off his car’s engine.

However, before he had even been rescued from his car, Williams told the Deseret News he had this thought:

Whoever has done this to us, I forgive them. I don’t care what the circumstances were; I forgive them.

He proved as good as his word, going on to publicly forgive his family’s killer and developing a relationship with him and his family.

Today, Williams is a motivational speaker, sharing his incredible story of healing and forgiveness and inspiring others to extend mercy and forgiveness as well.

I cried when I read this story. How many of us can be like Williams and follow what the Bible says about forgiveness? It is hard to forgive, bug we should also think about Jesus what he said before He took the final breath.

May the Lord give us the spirit of forgiveness in Jesus name. Amen!!!

Around The World: Persecuted Iraqi Christians Offer Forgiveness To ISIS #Christian headline #Isis

Iraqi Christians have endured so much at the hands of Islamic extremists. Since the militants took control over much of the Middle East in 2014 Iraqi Christians have faced discrimination, been forced to pay fines, been driven from their homes, and in some cases have even faced death.
Nevertheless, they have chosen the path of forgiveness .

“We forgive those who murdered us, who tortured us, who raped us, who sought to destroy everything about us. We forgive them in the name of Christ,” said Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil.
“While it is true that our numbers are small, the Apostles were much smaller,” he added.

So many Iraqi Christians have either been killed or displaced that leaders worry their communities will never be restored.
“So few of us are left, some estimate 200,000 Christians or less,” Warda said of the total number of Christians in the country, which The Christian Post reports is down from 1.5 million in 2003.

In the midst of this dire situation, there are small rays of hope, however. Last week,
ChristianHeadlines.com reported on Christian ministry Open Doors’ effort to restore nearly 700 Iraqi Christian homes which were destroyed by ISIS.

Iraqi Christians are a resilient people. Still, they will need help from the international community if they are to weather this storm.

“It is critical time for the Christians of Iraq — ‘to be or not to be.’ The Christians of Iraq are facing their biggest and greatest challenge” in post-IS Iraq, stated Ashur Sargon Eskrya, president of the Assyrian Aid Society branch in Iraq.