Importance And Significance Of Forgiveness

2326 WordsSep 22, 201610 Pages
The topic of this paper is the importance and significance of “forgiveness” in resolving conflict. To resolve a conflict, forgiveness is at some point is a must. It may not come immediately but one has to be open to having the ability to both give and receive it in order for reconciliation to be successful. One may ask how forgiving someone they are in conflict with is important to achieving a positive outcome such as reconciliation. This paper is going to explore that question and show that yes, having the ability to forgive, is very significant in finding a resolution to the conflict. It will research viewpoints on forgiveness and its much needed contribution to resolve a conflict. It will look into how the field of psychology views the importance of forgiveness and that of a biblical worldview and even the effects it can have on your daily health. Not everyone looks at forgiveness the same, most all want some kind of resolution or reconciliation when conflicts arise. In some people, forgiveness comes naturally but in others it can be learned. Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Holy Bible ESV). The purpose of this paper is providing research to show the importance of forgiveness, both of oneself and to others, because without it, some conflicts become never-ending. Forgiveness is a “way of healing human relationships and solving human conflicts” (Gopin, 2001, para. 1). Forgiveness comes in many
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