Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. (Lewis B. Smedes)

Just saw this quote on a friends FB account ... he's going through a tough time. Powerful.
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2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

Yes, but what happens when we are forced to keep forgiving, forgiving, forgiving, forgiving....

Quite a precise statement. Hits the nail right on the head.