is it easier to forgive or forget?

United States
October 30, 2006 9:28am CST
Do you think that it is easier to forgive...or forget...if at all? i believe with forgiveness comes a tiny bit of forget...the reason i say this is because in order to forgive u must some how be willin to let go of what happened hence u will be needing to forget a little... do u agree or disagree?
11 responses
@Jellen (1852)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I would say it is easier to forgive, because we have help available in Christ Jesus to accomplish this difficult act. But to forget involves our brain and sometimes the enemy likes to bring things up to our rememberence.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I think it's a lot easier to forgive than it is to forget. Of course, it all depends on what has happened to us that needs to be forgiven. Sometimes it's wise to remember just so history doesn't repeat itself (ie: fool me once...shame on you; fool me twice...shame on me) The bible says we should forgive...
• Hong Kong
30 Oct 06
It's easier to forgive something that don't matter,but when it come to relationship,I can't forgive or forget,cuz I still hate my ex.
@indiandevil (2098)
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
30 Oct 06
i think its easier to forget then to forgive
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I read somewhere, and now I can't remember where, something to the effect of forgiveness should be immediate, but the forgetting will take time. The hurt will still be there. I think the forgetting part requires a conscious effort to say, I will not hold this against them, I will look at this person with friendship/love/etc again.
@lesterdsa (1647)
• India
30 Oct 06
i feel both ....
• United States
30 Oct 06
I agree..it is way easier to forgive then to truley forget but you have to forget some or at least put to the back of your mind to truley forgive.. PS..Thats my word..HENCE..lmao
• United States
30 Oct 06
Anyone with a (heart) can forgive someone and walk away...it's the fogeting part that your (mind) has a problem with..
@burgoonster (3762)
• Canada
30 Oct 06
Forgive
• United States
30 Oct 06
I don't know it's ro do both for me
@grump0ne (981)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I dont think it is really possible to forget, Your memory unfortunatly dont have a delete button, although i wish it did, so I would say you would have to forgive.