“Because if we don’t forgive those we love, then what is left? What is love if it’s not loving our lovers even when they don’t deserve it?” ―Fredrik Backman, Britt-Marie Was Here
What a great quote! I feel like this has been said in so many different ways but the same message. It’s a call to forgive those you love, even if they don’t deserve it.
What I’ve learned about forgiveness is that forgiveness doesn’t mean that you forgot what someone did. It also doesn’t mean you still trust them the way you may have in the past. Forgiveness is for you and for the person that may have hurt you.
Unforgiveness and bitterness is something that hurts you more than it hurts anyone else.
Don’t be stingy with forgiveness. Doing so will be more to your own detriment instead of the detriment of those you love.