Forgiveness: Let It Set You Free

Afros and Love Songs

“I forgive you…”

More than once, I have said this and didn’t really mean it. I know it’s wrong, but it seemed like it was right thing to say, not necessarily how I really felt. It took being hurt a few times, and a bad bout of resentment to fully understand the weight of those words. Once I realized how important and vital forgiveness is, I was able to exercise it with honesty. A little while a go someone posed this question to me, “Is forgiveness important?”. The short answer is: yes, absolutely.

Here are somethings that I have learned about forgiveness:

1. Forgiveness is a process. 

A few years ago a close friend of mine found out that she had been cheated on. Almost seconds after he confessed, she told him that she forgave him. She didn’t even give herself time to get upset. His confession ended up sinking…

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