Freedom Watercolor by Shulamit Elson

An Easier Path to Forgiveness

“To err is human, to forgive divine.” That about sums up how hard it is to let go of a grievance.

Yet, it can be done, and not only in response to a perceived slight, but in reaction to profoundly hurtful behavior. You don’t need high moral character; “regular” people have also succeeded in forgiving.

Nevertheless, many find the path to forgiveness hard. Nursing a grievance can be quite satisfying, and we…