other, as God in Christ has also forgiven you.”
Forgiveness means I give up my right to punish you for what you did. If you—
if I come over to your house—I knock over a lamp, and I break the lamp. You look at
me and you say, “No, brother, that’s okay. I forgive you;” and then, you say, “but that
will be $195,” you didn’t really forgive me because you’re making me pay. Forgiveness
is the cancellation of debt.
The beauty of forgiveness is not that you can't remember what happened. The beauty of forgiveness is that, in spite of the fact that you remember and may never forget, you give up your right to punish. That's the beauty of forgiveness.
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