And the ones that never let an argument go unsettled. And who will always apologize, never blame it all on you, and will always forgive you, and protect you even if it means they get hurt too! #gabriela
Forgiveness is an expression of love. It does not hide the offense. It does not cancel out justice--honesty, truth, and transparency are necessary for healing. Forgiveness--through love--allows openness for honesty, truth, and transparency so that healing may begin. Wounds need air to heal. Justice is good for the offender and offended. It keeps him accountable, it teaches him empathy, it teaches him humility, and it makes him a better person.
I love this quote with all my heart. I feel as if I wrote it myself. Romeo loves me and all my flaws and I have accepted him and all his flaws and wrong doings. I have forgiven him for taking my dear cousin Tibolt.