Friday, January 02, 2009

How would you describe forgiveness? What does it mean to you?

Is this YOUR experience & understanding or not?

"The post just below speaks of "...forgiveness as a gift freely given in the face of a moral wrong, without denying the wrong itself. It is a relinquishing of resentment, which the wrongdoing incurs, and offering goodwill to the wrongdoer, which he/she has forgone, the right to as a result of the wrongdoing. Forgiveness recognizes the inherent human worth of the wrongdoer, welcomes him/her back into the "human community", and frees the injured party to pursue a process of healing as well as moral and psychological growth..."

This is only a starting place for discussion--this is the definition given in the article just below...this one is somewhat personal as well as a rather psychological treatise...just a starting place...there's no right or wrong answer here with us at The Journey of Hope blog & in the context of our "Journey" family...

We merely want to encourage you, the reader & participant here, to engage in our discussion (silently or "outloud") as you reflect on your own personal experience and understanding - however filled with struggle or incompleteness - however devoid of peace - whatever the emotions or apparent lack of the same - however short or long the journey...

Please find the time to read the following post - make some time & space for this...

1 comment:

Connie L. Nash said...

We do hope to return to this topic in the near future. I for one just said goodbye to my last guest & visiting family member after a long stretch of cooking, cleaning, hosting and VERY rich occasions between Thanksgiving & Christmas...along with the above mentioned conversations with our young on the issues of anger, loss, revenge, forgiveness & the difficulty of the same...Please, you don't have to wait for any Part Two, to add your Comment below...We'd like to know what our readers think, feel & have experienced...

Thanx as always for tuning in...

Connie