How can we possibly forgive someone who has done something we believe is wrong? How can we say it's ok if we feel attacked after reaching out to try to help someone? How can we say it's ok after an intoxicated driver hits and kills our friend?
Wouldn't the act of forgiveness itself go against everything we believe to be right?
How could I forgive myself by accepting the very thing I would never even imagine doing or saying myself?
Forgiveness is not something we do. Forgiveness is something that happens to us when we decide to LET GO of being right.
I was recently chatting with a dear friend of mine who was sharing a challenge she was encountering in her life. My counseling training came into action. I related to an experience of mine and brought it into the picture. Ouch!!
Suddenly my belief that I was about to help her understand and come to peace with her situation vanished and took a turn in the opposite direction. We were both feeling attacked and our loving relationship ceased to exis...