Second, I'm grateful that there are many ways to understand forgiveness.
Not long ago, I had the opportunity to hear Father William Meninger describe his five steps to forgiveness. His description of the forgiveness process makes sense and, I'm sure, reflects the experience of many.
I'm sure all the above (and more) make sense and reflect the experience of many. And I'm glad people keep writing about their forgiveness journeys.
With many different approaches to forgiveness, those in need have choices. So if one approach doesn't seem to make sense to you, then keep looking. You're bound to find one that will work. They're all good.
The point is not to wallow in anger, bitterness or resentment any longer.
Seek forgiveness. (Even your cat will thank you.)
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis Smedes
"More than one way to skin a cat" hails from the 1800's. Read more.