Some time ago I wrote about forgiveness and as expected I had many comments on the subject.
One of the reasons I believe we have to forgive people for their behaviour is not to excuse them but to enable ourselves to be at peace.
It is natural that we ask the question why, constantly, but for some the need to either seek some form of revenge or wish a family member ill appears to be the only way forward.
If we are feeling that way, does it make us any better than those who have caused this situation?
I would say don’t stoop to their level.
I am often deeply moved when I listen to people who have had to face some horrendous tragedy in their lives, when they say they forgive the perpetrators of their pain and anguish.
Forgiving someone for the hurt they have and continue to cause does not mean it is forgotten, it is just allowing us to reach a place of acceptance and a place of peace.
This quote says it much better than I can:
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi
So maybe today is a good time to show our strength?