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For our last core virtue we are talking about something that is often times very hard to give: forgiveness!

Key Points:

  • Forgiveness is hard to practice, especially if you’ve been truly wronged.
  • Forgiveness is “extending grace when it is not expected.”
  • We have to forgive even when it is difficult. This is what true forgiveness is.
  • A world without forgiveness would be a world full of hatred. We all forgive and have been forgiven of much by others.
  • Don’t take everything personally. This will help you forgive.
  • See the big picture in high school: it’s only four years of your life.
  • Be willing and open to forgiving others. There can’t be forgiveness without a willingness to forgive.

Quote This:

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

See Also: Forgiveness, Teens, Virtue

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. When has been a time you were forgiven when it was not deserved?
  3. When was the hardest time you have had to display forgiveness?
  4. Who do you think of when you hear the word “forgiveness”? Why?
  5. Think of a situation in your life when you neglected to give someone forgiveness. When was it and what happened? What are you going to do about it after watching this video?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Core Virtues for Students series.