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Review: The forgiving life: A pathway to overcoming resentment and creating a legacy of love

Robert Enright (2012). The forgiving life: A pathway to overcoming resentment and creating a legacy of love. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Hardcover. 384 pages. 

by Jacqueline Song, University of the Philippines-Dilman

Justice can be restored in many ways, as the readers of this site are well aware. Sometimes, victims and offenders choose to bring mercy alongside justice as a way to heal from the ravages of injustice. Forgiving and seeking forgiveness together constitute one of these merciful strategies. To forgive is to struggle to rid oneself of resentment and to respond to an offender with goodness. To seek forgiveness includes internal sorrow, a conviction not to repeat the offense, and recompense where appropriate. When one forgives, he or she never condones the wrong and never tosses justice aside. Forgiveness and justice work side by side for good.

Mar 08, 2012 , ,

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