Granting forgiveness may be the most courageous act possible.
To sincerely forgive, the past must be banished, as the slate is scoured clean. True, forgiving can’t and doesn’t change the past, but it carries with it the promise of a new today, and more importantly, a better tomorrow.
Forgiveness—the act of forgiving—seem to be one for the critical attributes of all positive social and moral philosophies. Any social structure or society which does not value forgiveness, diminishes the fragility of human existence.
Ultimately, our ability to forgive others is directly in proportion to our ability to forgive ourselves.