Last Sunday my minister was preaching and she began to talk about forgiveness. Don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t the first time that I had heard a minister preach about forgiveness and the power of letting go but for some reason I couldn’t get the thought out of my mind. It may be because of some issues that I am dealing with in my personal life. I don’t think I have a problem with forgiving people, it’s the forgetting that creates the issues for me…
It’s like when something happens and someone says that they are sorry and you forgive them but how can you forget?
I don’t think that I hold a grudge but I can admit that I have a hard time forgetting about things and the feelings that people create within me. When something happens that impacts the relationship, I find it hard to get things back to the place that they once were. I don’t harbor any ill will towards the person and don’t speak ill about them but I also can’t just pretend like nothing happened.
What do you do? What happens when you forgive someone but you can’t forget about what happened?