Forgiveness. We hear about it all of the time. It has been commonly defined as absolving guilt or as a self-service. But I venture to say that it means much more. Forgiveness is telling a person: “I will no longer allow you to rob me of my peace and joy. You will not exercise power over me like an authority figure. I choose to be freed from your influence. You will not rule me anymore. You will not control my emotions and demeanor whenever you’re in my presence. I will not be your puppet. I strip you of your power now! I choose to be freed.” Forgiveness is a power exchange.
~ Tia Laree ~