I’ve been thinking a lot tonight about the sins I have committed. Tonight’s question is:
How does one learn to forgive oneself for the sins they have committed? Ones that may involve just themselves and their body and ones that involves hurting others. How do you forgive yourself for the pain you’ve caused? How do you move forward?
I think the first step is acceptance. Accepting you’ve caused a sin and taking full responsibility for it. I’ve done that, but I do not know where to go from there. There have been both intentional and unintentional sins that I have caused. Does that make me a bad person? That at one point in time, I lost my sense of control and took it out on someone else in a most hurtful manner. Forgiveness is essential, I realize that. But it is much harder to deal with when you have to forgive yourself.