Nelson Mandela has become an icon of forgiveness. Imprisoned for over two and a half decades for crimes he didn’t commit, he showed the world how to forgive in the face of persecution. Forgiveness is bestowed upon those that commit an offense toward us. It is always the hope that the one being forgiven is apologetic, but that isn’t always the case, and that is when the forgiver is genuinely tested in their act of forgiveness. In my experience, I see more regret than repentance, but when considering the the forgiven, how often do we see true repentance as opposed to regret? There certainly is a difference; do you typically repent or regret?
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