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As a result of permanently forgetting ones wrong doing; forgiveness has to be carried out by both decisional and emotional forgiveness. Otherwise, it is not really true forgiveness. How can one expect to be forgiven by others if one cannot forgive others personally? One is supposed to treat other how they themselves would like to be treated.
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Forgiving doesn’t indicate that you approve of inadequate behavior. Inadequate behavior is made by unacceptable choices and either you are forgiven or the other people involved don’t forgive you. When someone does something wrong and you forgive them it doesn’t mean that what they did is forgotten or that it was necessary. If you don’t forgive someone, you are still thinking about it and it will bother you until you forgive them. There are several experiences that have shaped my understanding of forgiveness.
Apologizing humanizes us by making us realize our limits and our shortcomings. In a result, we lose the fear of showing ourselves as we are in front of the other. Whenever your relationship is in trouble you must be clear to ask for forgiveness. It is better not to be proud and be very humble to be able to take care of a relationship with the necessary affection. Shorten the distances Forgiveness is the key to allow the emotional reunion between two people who have distanced a bit as a result of a bad event.
When people forgive someone for what they did, regardless of whether it is big or small, after they forgive it makes you feel proud of yourself. Great people like Mahatma Gandhi tried going that route and was successful. People should start forgiving more and thinking about revenge less as it makes life much easier.Forgiveness is the key to life.
Furthermore, we should learn how to embrace ourselves and place ourselves in a situation without stress, anger, regret, self-pity or judgement. Having realized that, if I have not forgiven, part of my inner strength would be caged in anger, resentment, pain or stress of some kind. Forgiveness has strengthened the goodness within me which has helped me to become more active in life. I have no shame or regrets in developing positive attitude over bad feelings. While others may not understand why I constantly forgive after being angry for such a long time, the healing power of forgiveness allows me to truly move