Because life in community will sometimes involve harmful words and actions, forgiveness may be one of the most important processes to heal and restore relationships. The ability to forgive involves healing in some combination of mind, heart and spirit and each of the dimensions may affect the others. This article explores the behaviors that must be present for genuine forgiveness to occur including the role of apology, and how these behaviors contribute to transforming broken spirits and restoring relationships.
Spangle, Michael Lee and Samaras, April
"Forgiveness: Healing Old Wounds,"
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: http://epublications.regis.edu/jhe/vol2/iss2/4