Seeking forgiveness can be painful for a few reasons:
- Facing the reality of the hurt you caused another requires you to look the person in the eye when seeking forgiveness. When you do so, you see the pain caused by your actions/words.
- Seeking forgiveness requires humility. Many times our pride stands in the way of embracing humility. It is painful to humble ourselves and admit wrong-doing.
- When seeking forgiveness, we are beholden to another to graciously grant our request. We face the possibility of rejection, and that can be painful.
Seeking Forgiveness from Others
Over the course of my lifetime, I have found it much easier to forgive another, than to seek forgiveness for myself. When I forgive another, I Continue reading