I believe it to be helpful.
As you sort out through your feelings.
To come to terms with the role forgiveness has in your healing.
- To forgive is not forgetting. Past experiences and even the pain have a great deal to teach us about not being victimized again and about not victimizing others.
- To forgive is not saying what was done was acceptable, or unimportant, or “not so bad”.
- To forgive does not mean playing the victim.
To forgive is the difference between repressing a feeling and releasing a feeling.
Forgiveness doesn’t erase what they have done.
What happened was hurtful.
It was not right; it was not fair.
But don’t you want to get to a point where anger no longer interferes with how you care about yourself or how you live your life?