This quote is too precious to lose:
- “Forgiveness is the accomplishment of mastery over a wound. It is the process through which an injured person first fights off, then embraces, then conquers a situation that has nearly destroyed him.”
This is from Forgiving the Unforgivable: Overcoming the Bitter Legacy of Intimate Woundsby Beverly Flanigan. I found it on page 221 of Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out(Far Hills, NJ: New Horizons Press, 2009) by Judy Zionts Fox and Mia Roldan.