Whenever I see myself before God and realize something of what my blessed Lord has done for me at Calvary, I am ready to forgive anybody anything. I cannot withhold it. I do not even want to withhold it.    Martin Lloyd-Jones

 The best testimony that Stephen bore was his last: not when preaching and working miracles, but when he pleaded for his persecutors; for then he most resembled the Lord Jesus in patience, forgiveness and love.    Robert C. Chapman

 Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.    Henry Ward Beecher

 
Forgiveness to letting go of a bell rope. If you have ever seen a country church with a bell in the steeple, you will remember that to get the bell ringing you have to tug awhile. Once it has begun to ring, you merely maintain the momentum. As long as you keep pulling, the bell keeps ringing. Forgiveness is letting go of the rope. It is just that simple. But when you do so, the bell keeps ringing. Momentum is still at work. However, if you keep your hands off the rope, the bell will begin to slow and eventually stop.
Corrie Ten Boom

I choose peace… I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.   Max Lucado

Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me. Anonymous

The most miserable prison in the world is the prison we make for ourselves when we refuse to show mercy. Our thoughts become shackled, our emotions are chained, the will is almost paralyzed. But when we show mercy, all of these bonds are broken, and we enter into a joyful liberty that frees us to share God’s love with others.    Warren W. Wiersbe

We implore the mercy of God, not that He may leave us at peace in our vices, but that He may deliver us from them.   Blaise Pascal

Those who say they will forgive but can’t forget, simply bury the hatchet but leave the handle out for immediate use.    Dwight L Moody

Unforgiveness is like a scratch on an old record. The song never goes on to the end, it keeps the beautiful music yet to be released unheard and all that resounds are the same old three or four chords again and again and again. Katherine Walden

If I cast up a confessed, repented, and forsaken sin against another, and allow my remembrance of that sin to colour my thinking and feed my suspicions, then I know nothing of Calvary love.   Amy Carmichael

It takes a lot of emotional and psychological energy to keep a wound open, to keep a grudge alive. The longer I allow a wound to fester, the more bitterness, anger and self-pity poison my blood and eat at my heart.    Albert Haase

What if thou hadst committed the sins of a thousand? What if thou hadst committed the sins of a million worlds? Christ’s righteousness will cover, Christ’s blood will cleanse thee from the guilt of all.   George Whitefield

The true Christian is like sandalwood, which imparts its fragrance to the axe which cuts it, without doing any harm in return.   Sadhu Sundar Singh

We cannot be right with God when we are wrong with others.   Lehman Strauss

Forgiveness doesn’t make the other person right, it makes you free.  Stormie Omartian

In the midst of forgiving comes a celebration: we see the beauty of people who quite often are considered marginal by society. With forgiveness and celebration, community [fellowship] becomes the place where we call forth the gifts of other people, lift them up, and say, “You are the beloved daughter and the beloved son.”    Henri Nouwen

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.    Billy Graham
  
Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.  Unknown
  
I firmly believe a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone.    D.L. Moody
  
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.   C.S. Lewis
  
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.   G.K. Chesterton
  
He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.    George Herbert
  
No prayers can be heard which do not come from a forgiving heart. J.C. Ryle
  
Also, forgive yourself for past sins and hurts you have caused others. You can’t pay people back, so ask God to.   Joyce Meyer
  
It is vain for us to pray while conscious that we have injured another. Let us first make amends to the injured one before we dare approach God at either the private or the public altar.  Jonathan Goforth
  
We tend to drag up our old sins, that we tend to live under a vague sense of guilt…we are not nearly as vigorous in appropriating God’s forgiveness as He is in extending it. Consequently, instead of living in the sunshine of God’s forgiveness through Christ, we tend to live under an overcast sky of guilt most of the time.    Jerry Bridges

To be able to look into God’s face, and know with the knowledge of faith that there is nothing between the soul and Him, is to experience the fullest peace the soul can know. Whatever else pardon may be, it is above all things admission into full fellowship with God.    Charles H. Brent

  
Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.   Phillips Brooks
  
And you know, when you’ve experienced grace and you feel like you’ve been forgiven, you’re a lot more forgiving of other people. You’re a lot more gracious to others.   Rick Warren
  
One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven. …works have a place–but as a demonstration of having received God’s forgiveness, not as a badge of merit of having earned it.    Ravi Zacharias
  

Forgiveness is the key which unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.   Corrie Ten Boom

The rule is: we cannot really forgive ourselves unless we look at the failure in our past and call it by its right name.    Lewis B. Smedes

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the flower leaves on the heel of the one that crushed it.    Anonymous

 

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