Mar. 10th, 2013

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Imagine you had the impower to imprison anyone who wronged you. No one would stop you or shame you. You just had to pay for their upkeep, and the space to hold them, and either hire a guard or do it yourself. You could go in and yell at them for 6 hours a day, or never see them. But they are still taking up space in your house. At some point, when the expense of punishing them outweighs the satisfaction, you let them go.

That is how I think of forgiveness. There are good reasons to withhold forgiveness/keep them in jail- a serial killer who is sworn to kill again if he gets out, an abusive ex you can't resist unless you hold on to the anger. But it's not free. And forgiving them has nothing to do with what they've done, and minimally with who they are now. It's about freeing up space in your house.

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