This last week, I’ve spoken several times about forgiveness. While doing some reading about forgiveness, I came across this quote.
The first to apologise is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.Nicky Gumbel
As I’ve said in this last week, it can be hard to ask for forgiveness when you’ve said or done something hurtful, so taking that ‘step’ to apologise can be very hard. Likewise, truly forgiving someone can be very hard, and can take time for some to do. Therefore forgiving someone and moving on shows great strength and can also lift a heavy burden from your shoulders when you do so.
Be “the first”!