I have recently become aware of an UK based organization called the Forgiveness Project that uses real life stories from people all over the world to explore the experience of forgiveness in situations of violence and abuse. The aim of the organization is to encourage people to consider alternatives to resentment, retaliation and revenge.
The stories on the Forgiveness Project website are truly amazing – dramatic and often traumatic, yet ultimately uplifting. One of the story tellers offers a quote from Harold Kusher to sum up his experience: “Forgiveness is first and foremost a way of seeing. it cannot change the facts about the world we live in but it can change the way we see those facts.”
I encourage you to read some of the heartwarming life stories on the Forgiveness Project website.