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Forgiveness is not a one-time thing that happened the day you received Christ. It is an everyday thing, for the rest of your life.
I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness.
The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.
God makes it really clear that society and civilization is really held together by the glue of families... When a man and a woman come together and say 'I do,' they are committing for a lifetime to love each other and to model what love is and what forgiveness is and what joy is to their kids.
The power of forgiveness is huge; it is really big, and it can save this world.
In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself.
It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
Christians - whether as a priest, a nun, a minister, whatever - have just been stereotyped to death. You try to be a model of kindness and love and forgiveness to all those around you, because you have received kindness and love and forgiveness from God through Christ. That's what Christianity is.
To understand somebody else as a human being, I think, is about as close to real forgiveness as one can get.
I could see that it was God's forgiveness and His mercy that I needed, and that was provided through Christ on the Cross for those who will receive Him as Lord and Savior. That is how I came to Christ.
One can't relive one's life. Forgiveness is not what's difficult; one's always too ready to forgive. And it does no good, that's obvious.
Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC's military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.
Hate is self-destructive. If you hate somebody, you're not hurting the person you hate. You're hurting yourself. And that's a healing. Actually, it's a real healing, forgiveness.
If we can find forgiveness in our hearts for those who have caused us hurt and injury, we will rise to a higher level of self-esteem and well-being.
James E. Faust
The characteristics of an authentically empowered personality are humbleness, clarity, forgiveness and love.
God created us for love, for union, for forgiveness and compassion and, yet, that has not been our storyline. That has not been our history.
The Dalai Lama's entire being is about peace and harmony, forgiveness and self-discipline. Those are qualities to be admired. I am really looking forward to meeting His Holiness.
China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks.
Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.
Soon I realized that if beauty equalled forgiveness, I was never going to be forgiven.
I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives.
T. D. Jakes
The most important thing that I learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, when you do it, you free yourself to move on.
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
W. H. Auden
I desired to become a Christian, and prayed earnestly for the forgiveness of my sins. I felt a peace of mind resulting, and loved every one, feeling desirous that all should have their sins forgiven, and love Jesus as I did.
Ellen G. White
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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