December 21, 2017

understandingTo understand everything is to forgive everything.

I’d love your thoughts on this in the Comments.

21 comments on “Understanding
  1. Bill Sweeney says:

    I’ve never thought about this before. Thank you for your insight. I’ve never explored this topic before.

  2. Stacie says:

    Those are very wise words. Understanding the why of a person’s actions can bring us to a place where we see that most actions – even those that hurt us – come from somewhere else and not necessarily a malicious place.

  3. Tonia says:

    Hmmmmmm, that’s one I’ll have to think more on. I can’t say that I agree, but I’ll explore the thought more for sure.

  4. Christie says:

    This is an interesting topic. I’m always open to learn about new things.

  5. Heather says:

    “To understand everything is to forgive everything”…I don’t know. I forgive because I know its the right thing to do most of the time. I often can’t understand a lot of decisions people make, but I also know I haven’t walked in their shoes. For example, why a parent kills their child I will never get! I think forgiving has to come from a place within us willing to let go no matter if you understand or not.

  6. Liz Mays says:

    This is a great thing to remind ourselves before making harsh decisions. I do think understanding and forgiveness is important.

  7. Claudia K says:

    I am not sure if I agree 100%. There are many things that I understand but do not necessarily forgive.

  8. I think when we waste our lives trying to figure out the world and predict people, the afterlife and everything else, we don’t focus on the moment. We lose sight of what is important, and we don’t live life. If we choose to forgive and release ourselves from trying to figure out the details, we see the big picture.

  9. MarciaF says:

    I never thought of it this exact way. I think it’s interesting but there’s also room for thought here.

  10. Pam says:

    This is an interesting quote. It’s true that we would probably be more forgiving if we understood what others were thinking when they wronged us,

  11. Sara Welch says:

    To understand WHY someone did something is to sympathize with their position and ultimately forgive them for that action. However, just because you understand the situation doesn’t mean you’re ready to forgive someone.

  12. I have been trying to be less judgmental therefor trying to understand why a person would so whatever like a woman I seen with her baby no more than 12 months old wearing no socks while she wore a jacket. Maybe he got them wet and had no more with her. Although when it comes to some of the cruel things people do I don’t know if understanding would be enough.

  13. Coralie says:

    We have to have understanding in order to forgive, and in order to understand, we have to have an open mind and be forgiving. It is a big circle.

  14. These are wise words. I think it’s important that we try to understand everything in order to forgive.

  15. Annemarie leblanc says:

    There is so much wisdom in those few words! How true is it that once we have achieved understanding we get to learn about the reason for others’ actions.

  16. brianne says:

    Forgiveness is the key to healing. Its not worth it to hold a grudge!

  17. Crystal says:

    I definitely think I understand more about people’s choices when I take the time to understand why they made them. But I’m not wise enough to always forgive. Guess that means I don’t understand everything.

  18. Heather says:

    There are times when I just don’t get the reasoning behind people’s choices, especially when it comes to violence. Certainly it would help to understand the whys’s behindvthe actions. But aren’t there times when things are just unexplainable? And maybe then unforgivable?

  19. Rosey says:

    That’s an interesting saying. I haven’ t heard it until now.

  20. Kendra says:

    This is very interesting! I think understanding and accepting leads to greater things!

  21. Terry says:

    I am not quite sure what to make out of this quote. I guess if you understand why some people do the things they do the then youll be able to easily forgive.

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