DIFFERENT LEVELS OF FORGIVENESS
- they get trapped in their own history unless someone shows them a way out" (Unstrung
Forgiveness is the most powerful
step that people, organisations
and even nations
can take to bring about transformation and growth.
It is central to all human development, though we can easily
overlook its power, too often associating it merely with certain religious rituals or with
weak or soft responses.
Forgiveness does not only have one level. It's not
simply "either you can or you can't." There are different levels of
Forgiveness is an incredible gift and empowerment to be received - see You are forgiven.
And forgiving other people is a wonderful healing whenever we are trapped into judging and
Most radically, full forgiveness is an act of leadership, a vital power to transform other people's
lives. It involves replacing bad
judgement with good judgement.
The practice of forgiveness or lack of it is the most basic criterion for evaluating
spiritual and religious institutions, and the key to their renewal or
Try visiting The dimensions of forgiveness for a fresh
view of where you are and what you mean by 'forgiveness.'
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*"Unstrung Heroes" (1995) - movie
writer Richard LaGravenese, director Diane Keaton