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Steps to Healing

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I always hate it when people preach forgiveness.

Don’t misunderstand me — I do think they’re right on every point. The main idea behind forgiveness is that it’s good for you and that’s true. Letting go of the pain and anger does free you up for good things. But even when people really do mean it for good things, it always feels as if they’re minimizing the pain and anger. No one deserves to have their feelings minimized even if it’s not meant that way.

Think about how we handle a broken arm. If we were to just “let the pain go,” it would take months for the arm to heal and even if it did heal, it wouldn’t likely heal properly and we wouldn’t regain full use of it. Instead, we get it examined and X-rayed, then set, splinted, and bandaged. Only then can the arm start........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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