Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:41 pm Posts: 32 Location: New York
"Forgiveness is God's invention for coming to terms with a world in which, despite their best intentions, people are unfair to each other and hurt each other deeply. He began by forgiving us. And he invites us all to forgive each other."
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:27 pm Posts: 39 Location: Boston
@jjacobs7842: I like the quote you posted from Lewis Smedes. Here's another qoute from him.
"You can forgive someone almost anything. But you cannot tolerate everything...We don't have to tolerate what people do just because we forgive them for doing it. Forgiving heals us personally. To tolerate everything only hurts us all in the long run."
Lewis B. Smedes - Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve