12 Inspirational Rick Warren Quotes On Forgiveness

#1. Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record. If someone hurts you repeatedly, you are commanded by God to forgive them instantly, but you are not expected to trust them immediately, and you are not expected to continue allowing them to hurt you. ~Rick Warren

#2. And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others. ~Rick Warren

#3. There are a lot of bad things in life that are evil. Not everything that happens in this world is God’s will, but that’s why we need God in our lives. So forgiveness isn’t forgetting what happened, it’s about finding what good came out of it. ~Rick Warren

#4. Once I forgive them I can stop looking at how they hurt me and start seeing why they did it. I can actually be sympathetic and begin to pray for them, for the hurt they carry that caused them to hurt others. I relinquish my right to get even. I respond to evil with good. ~Rick Warren

#5. To begin loving people today, we must close the door on the past. And that cannot happen without forgiveness! Forgive those who have hurt you - for your sake, not because they deserve it. ~Rick Warren

#6. When Jesus said, “It is finished,” he meant it. It’s done. The price has been paid. You can be forgiven today. ~Rick Warren

#7. The love of Jesus Christ covers your sins, and it also gives you the power to let other people off the hook. You’ve been forgiven, and you can forgive others. ~Rick Warren

#8. "God's mercy to us is the motivation for showing mercy to others. Remember, you will never be asked to forgive someone else more than God has forgiven you." ~Rick Warren

#9. "Many people are reluctant to show mercy because they don't understand the difference between trust and forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past. Trust has to do with future behavior." ~Rick Warren

#10. "Through salvation our past has been forgiven, our present is given meaning, and our future is secured." ~Rick Warren

#11. I forgive. First, because I've been forgiven by God. Second, unforgiveness makes me miserable. And third, I'm going to need more forgiveness in the future. So we don't forgive for their benefit. We actually forgive for ours. ~Rick Warren

#12. Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves that allows us to get on with our lives instead of being trapped in the past by resentment. ~Rick Warren