What so many people today fail to realize is that forgiveness is a door to peace and happiness. Forgiving is not ignoring wrongdoing, but overcoming the evil inside us and in our world with love. To forgive is not just a command of Christ but the key to reconciling all that is broken in our lives and relationships. We get rid of an enemy by getting rid of enmity.

Source: Why Forgive?

Michael Lapsley, who lost both hands to a letterbomb, says the Greek word for forgiveness also means “untying a knot.”