In the earlier video post called The Cup of Bitterness, I explored the problem of bitterness and unresolved anger and it’s effect on internal relationships in law enforcement. Forgiveness is the key to restoring relationships that are strained by bitterness, plus it frees you from the cancer that eats away at your own heart.
Our focus on building trust based relationships, both inside the police agency and outside in the community, adds a dimension of importance to the character quality of forgiveness. But it is often confused with granting a pardon. Forgiveness does not excuse consequences. In this video, I explore the difference between forgiveness and pardon.