Is it easier for some people to forgive than others? In theory we all understand the commandment that we are to forgive everyone, whether or not we experience our idea of justice or even an apology. Most of us understand this idea on an experimental level, but sooner or later on a practical level some of us may start scrambling for the loop-hole, confident that the commandment surely didn’t really mean everyone.
What if it is just too hard? What if we just don’t know how to forgive?
I discuss what forgiveness is, and what it is NOT. For instance, it is giving up those negative emotions of anger, resentment, hate, revenge, bitterness, and grudges. But forgiveness is not condoning or excusing the action that caused harm, nor is it necessarily tied to reconciliation.
There are four reasons why forgiveness is so difficult for most people, but that there is hope for anyone and everyone.
In this episode I discuss the REACH step by step process of how to forgive others, and that includes yourself, often the hardest person to forgive.
While I mostly speak about concepts and topics that are within the context of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, forgiveness is for all Christians and religions, allowing individuals to experience peace and relief from a misguided commitment to anger and resentment.
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