Thursday, April 11, 2013

On Forgiveness

Greg Smith has three thoughtful posts on forgiveness. Read his posts first.

I have one thought to add. While we are commanded to forgive, no time frame is set on this forgiveness. Sometimes the forgiveness comes, just not immediately. Certainly we should neither expect or ask a victim in an ongoing abusive situation to forgive the abuser while the abuse continues. The abuse must cease first.