I recently read an article in the blogs here on this site about how we don’t have to–and even should not–forgive people who have wronged us if they are not sorry. This is **not **to say that we should not love them–that we should not wish for what is best for them, but forgiving them is not something that should be done. This is confusing to me because I had always thought of love and forgiveness as being the same thing. I guess this means I don’t really know what forgiveness is really. I’ve been told it’s not simply to stop being angry at a person–that it is permissible to feel anger about what they did every time you think about it if you can’t help it. What does it mean to forgive a person really and what makes it different from just loving them and wishing the best for them despite whatever they did?
Here is the link to the article: catholic.com/blog/tim-staples/to-forgive-or-not-to-forgive-%E2%80%94-that-is-the-question