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The Role of Forgiveness In Healing: Part 2

As Part 1 of this series focused on unforgiveness (https://graceinmentalhealth.wordpress.com/2020/05/17/role-of-forgiveness-in-healing-1/), Part 2 will focus on the antithesis, with specific emphasis on the role which empathy, reconciliation and (most importantly) Christ-likeness plays in the process of forgiveness. But first, it may help to clarify a few common misconceptions: Forgiveness does not mean forgetting or avoiding the wrongdoing. We are allowed to feel righteous anger (Ephesians 4:26), as Jesus did (John 2:15-17). Forgiveness does not mean you are approving of the offender’s…

The Role of Forgiveness In Healing: Part 1

Imagine if someone had gotten a pair of tongs and dropped hot coal onto your palms. How would you respond? A sensible response would be to immediately let go of the coal to minimise the scorching pain, and fortunately, we have a nervous system that prompts us to reflexively do so at the point of contact. In such cases, the pain is brief and we have a level of control to keep the sting within constraints. Unfortunately though, pain can…