You bet...an eye for an eye
U may lose everything that way
if you forgive you forget and can live your life.
I am not the judge, jury and executor, so I forgive, but I don't forget.
Never nearly as satisfying and you thought it would be...most times forgiveness is freedom from whatever situation it was and that is better than the fleeting gratification- the feeling of justice just never lasts...
It was when I was a kid, at least -- I used to sneak out at night & throw eggs against the houses or garages of people who'd said something mean to me.
the freedom is like nothing you have ever felt before.
I guess it feels this way until you have committed something terrible. Then forgiveness sounds like a fantastic idea!
This question disturbs me slightly...
You cannot get justice in any finite time fr<x>ame. Forgiveness is only useful if someone cannot hurt you anymore.
First, get justice. Second, forgive. Its essential to remember that everything in life has a flow or sequence.
Only if they go through similar pain that the inflicted and as that last gasping air comes from their lungs and they open that glassy eye do they see the one person they ever loved being mutilated
Karma does it better.
NOt when you can have the knowlege that peace comes from forgiveness, nothing to hold inside or have people hold grudges against you about- forgiveness is just something to make everyone feel better. Balancing things out IS the justice out of the situation
I hear a lot people saying they forgive, but not forget. If you really forgive someone, then their transgression would be completely out of your thoughts and mind.