Forgiveness, Courage and Strength: Wonderful Words

 Saturday, the Goodreads Quote of the Day was:

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
~Mahatma Gandhi
All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

These words grabbed hold of me and would not let go. It takes such courage and strength to forgive, to willingly to relinquish a grudge, particularly when you have truly been wronged and face a future which may be new and unknown.

My faith calls me to forgive, and I want to forgive. I can even see that forgiveness blesses the forgiver even more than the forgivee. But, forgiveness is hard. It is a journey you must embark on, a letting go of bitterness and anger—over and over again until the process is complete. Forgiveness does take strength.