Forgiving your enemies is the easy part.

I’m reading a book called Why Do I Love These People? by Po Bronson, which is about family, all different kinds of families, and how they survive and overcome in the 21st century. It’s very good, and exactly the kind of thing I enjoy, because I love reading other people’s stories. There are all kinds of things I would like to say about it or quote from it, but I’m just going to quote this one passage. Forgiveness is something I think about a lot, so this paragraph really hit home for me.

Forgiving your enemies is the easy part. The hard work is in forgiving those you trusted to care for you, those precious few you believed would keep your interests in mind, the one person you thought would never do that to you. Forgiving those you love is not something you do once, like a ceremony. It’s required of you, in some form, every single day.

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