We as Christians all know how huge forgiveness is in our lives and the lives of others around us. I just read an article about the power of forgiveness in the lives of six perpetrators of violence during the years of apartheid in South Africa. I was amazed that a fact that is known in the church is now being discussed outside of the church. Here are three things that I want to share about the power of forgiveness.
- It can have the same effect on those who have offended as well as those who have been offended.
- Those who have received forgiveness are more likely to extend forgiveness to those closest to them.
- Those who have offered forgiveness are much happier and healthier people.