Sally Quinn offers some interesting insights about the difference between forgiveness and forgetting in this article. It reminded me of a quote that’s being forwarded on one of the Imago listservs this week:
Forgiveness never makes a wrong act right, nor does forgiveness condone or excuse the wrong act. Forgiveness defines who you are; it does not redefine the other’s wrongful act as right.
-Dick Tibbets, Ph.D.