I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
When you forgive, you in no way change the past but you sure do change the future.
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
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.
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you've closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.