Moving to Forgetfulness
February 22, 2007
We all know the old adage, “Forgive and forget”. We also know that nothing is that simple, but certainly the motivation to forgive and reconcile involves something more: the desire to put the past in the past.
How open are we to forget past transgressions? Do we still hang on, nursing our wounds even when forgiveness has been sought and granted?
Likewise, we do not wish to fall victim to what we might call “doormat syndrome”. That is conveying the belief to others that we are easy marks, that we can be treated in any way whatsoever and always “forgive and forget”.
Actions have consequences, but candid and forgiving hearts yield consequences as well.