What did Jesus Mean When He Said
We Must Forgive?
Advice on Forgiving Jesus’ Way
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Ask 10 people what it means to
forgive and you will get 10 different answers, some of which may
surprise, even shock you. There are many ways to forgive—many
forms or “types” of forgiveness—but not all bring healing.
This talk will build on Dr. Melody Stancil’s October 2016
teleconference in which she taught how forgiveness can lead to
better physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Dr. Kathy Belicki is a clinical psychologist, professor at Brock
University, long-standing OSL member, co-founder of the Brock
Forgiveness Research Group, and co-planner and host of the
Comfort and Hope conferences. One of her research priorities has
been to identify different forms of forgiveness, and to study
how these relate to emotions and quality of relationships. She
has found that certain forms of forgiveness have a positive
impact, while others have no effect or even a negative impact.
It is the forms of forgiveness that are most similar to the
forgiveness Jesus teaches that have the positive outcomes that
translate to better health in body, mind, and soul.