Why We Need to Forgive the Unforgiving

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Forgiveness frees you from the prison of your emotions

There was a time I thought forgiving the unworthy was unjust.

I thought that it would make them feel better.

So, I kept my angst, and my anger and refused to give in.

I was young then.

And pretty good at bearing grudges, believe me, I can hold out with the best of em.

Luckily, there is a wisdom that slowly permeates your being with the passage of time.

You realize that forgiveness is for — 


Your peace.

Your sanity.

Your health, and

Your soul.

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You forgive even if the perpetrator is unable and or unwilling to be contrite, you forgive.

You forgive for their sake and mostly for yours.

In forgiving the unforgiving, you release their stronghold over you.

In forgiving, you set yourself free.

In forgiving, you grow.

In forgiving, you find peace.

In forgiving, you rise.

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” —


Forgive 🙏.

Written in response to a prompt by Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

“Writing Prompt: Why are we constantly asked to forgive people who aren’t sorry?”


Pene Hodge is a mom, a nurse, a writer. She writes because she must. She loves people and is committed to sharing and gleaning knowledge for the betterment of all.


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I am a lover of God, most things from nature, (not worms or snakes) and photography. I love dancing, music, reading, learning new things. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend. I am a Registered (Emergency Room) Nurse by profession. The intent behind this blog is to share tips on how we can become healthier and better versions of ourselves as we journey life's road together. I write about my life experiences, health, childhood lessons, my relationship with God and man and heed the promptings of the Holy Spirit. So let us journey alongside each other. "Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can" ~ Louisa May Alcott.

5 thoughts on “Why We Need to Forgive the Unforgiving

  1. we wish for all the love stories to flower brilliantly without any regret; we hope for all the landscapes of lives to be as picturesque as the sweet smiles after all the vicissitudes.


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