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AJ talks about how forgiveness works and why it’s important to forgive.

Key Points:

  • Forgiveness is about choosing to release. When you forgive someone what you are really doing is releasing bitterness and anger
  • Forgiveness is a trained response. It’s human nature to want to point fingers, be angry with other, and even get revenge. Forgiveness is so hard because it goes beyond our nature.
  • If you are struggling to forgive ask yourself these three questions: (1) What is your motivation for not forgiving? (2) Do you really understand forgiveness? (3) What can you do to help you forgive? Now that you know how forgiveness works, take some time to forgive the people in your life who have hurt you.

Quote This:

“Forgotten is forgiven.”- F. Scott Fitzgerald

See Also: Forgiveness, Friendship

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Describe a time you forgave someone for something rude they did.
  3. Is there someone you need to forgive? If so, how are you going to forgive them?
  4. Has anyone ever forgiven you for something you did? How did it make you feel?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.