Lewis Smedes Quotes

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"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." Lewis Smedes
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"You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well." Lewis Smedes
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"Vengeance is having a videotape planted in your soul that cannot be turned off. It plays the painful scene over and over again inside your mind... And each time it plays you feel the clap of pain again... Forgiving turns off the videotape of pained memory. Forgiving sets you free." Lewis Smedes
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"You can forgive someone almost anything. But you cannot tolerate everything... We don't have to tolerate what people do just because we forgive them for doing it. Forgiving heals us personally. To tolerate everything only hurts us all in the long run." Lewis Smedes
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"When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it." Lewis Smedes
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"Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future." Lewis Smedes
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"It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited." Lewis Smedes
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