What is Forgiveness?

ForgivenessForgiveness is not tolerating the behavior.

Forgiveness is not excusing the person because of their personality, addictions, or other life circumstances.

Forgiveness is not minimizing or denying the hurt.

Forgiveness is not forgetting.

Forgiveness is the cancellation of a debt (sin) by giving up the right to hurt back and trusting God as the best justice-maker to bring that person to repentance.