Forgive Us Our Trespasses…

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8 Responses

  1. Manuel Longueira says:

    I love your work coach. Profound and articulate

    Thank you

  2. Mark Human says:

    Profound and beautiful Johan, thank you. A true lesson in life. So many lives not achieving full potential because of the festering sore within. And how spectacularly a life can change when this principle is understood and embraced!
    I would like to add this quote –
    When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.
    – Bernard Meltzer

    • johanhburger says:

      Thanks Mark. Your comment is vey valuable! We really do affect the future when we either forgive or not forgive!

      • Mashale Abiel says:

        I am glad you wrote about this Johan. My personal experience is that when I forgive I release any tension away from me. When you forgive others you tend to forgive even when forgiveness is not sought after, resulting in no stress and happiness. I used to be easily offended and would hate the offenders. What did I get in return for not forgiving? Nothing but anger and hatred, unhappiness. Forgiveness is a source of joy and brings out spiritual maturity out of us. Most of us in our prayers we ask God’s forgiveness yet we fail to forgive others. Do we really expect Jehovah to forgive us if we can not forgive others? Let’s us think critically about this more than we usually do. Once again thanks for these profound analysis Johan.

        God bless you

        • johanhburger says:

          Thanks for this. In this beautiful country we do need a lot if this – more than we think. We also need to forgive ourselves!

  3. Sikelelwa Ndwayi says:

    Forgiveness is not something that you do for the other person. Forgiveness is something that you do for you. (So that you can move on)

    Johan, encapsulates this “We also need to forgive others because if we don’t, our lives become poisonous. It becomes “less than” optimal. We as individuals are less productive, and we will struggle to lead self-actualized lives. There is always this barrier that can kick in at any moment.”

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