Seriously, this is a beautiful thing.
The stated intent of The Forgiveness Project is to “build a better future by healing the wounds of the past”, in a way that promotes the idea of forgiveness as a way to achieve positive change.
Their answer to “What is Forgiveness?” is an excellent explanation of the values they wish to encourage and foster in people, and why it’s something worth aiming for.
Their stories of people who’ve been empowered by the ability to forgive are touching and heartening in what sometimes seems like an angry world.
It’s surely incredibly difficult to let go of the anger that any reasonable person would feel in response to some of the injustices that are constantly being suffered. It’s certainly nobody’s place to expect forgiveness before someone is ready to give it, or to urge everyone to abandon their grudges immediately, regardless of whether anything’s been resolved. But where it can be achieved, it’s one of the greatest forces for good available to us.
I don’t think I have anything in my life that’s even close to the above stories for me to forgive. If you can relate in any way, though, and want to share anything below, please feel free.