Part 2 -- Definition
It's good near the beginning of a discussion to define terms.
Dictionary.com defines "forgive" this way:
Strong's Concordance offers these alternate ways to translate the Hebrew and Greek words
Forgive --to let go, give up a debt, to remit,to take, take away, carry off,
To look further into Biblical words for forgive, try here.
But in practical terms, what does it mean to forgive?
When we are harmed by someone, we need to let go of anger and not hold anything against that person.
Easier said that done, more often than not, but very freeing.
Check out these blogs and articles for more on defining forgiveness.
The Positive Way: Forgiveness as the Key to the Future
Family Life: What it Means to Forgive
About Religion: What is Forgiveness?
Nichols State University Counseling Center: What Does it Mean to Forgive?
We'll discuss the practical aspects of forgiving in the posts ahead. I'll be aiming for Tuesdays and Fridays for this series.
How do you define forgiveness?
Part one of this series: Forgiveness Thoughts and Quotes
Post six for the April 2015 Ultimate Blog Challenge. Hope you'll forgive me for being a day behind!