Forgiveness breaks the cycle of blame and loosens the stranglehold of guilt. It accomplishes these two things through a remarkable linkage, placing the forgiver on the same side as the party who did the wrong. Through it we realize we are not as different from the wrongdoer as we would like to think. “I also am other than what I imagine myself to be. To know this is forgiveness,” said Simone Weil.
What’s So Amazing About Grace, Why Forgive?