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- n. A person who forgives
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who forgives.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who forgives or remits.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense
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How good of a "forgiver" are Our merciful God made the ultimate sacrifice on Good Friday.
Next comes what the late Lewis Smedes called "seeing with new eyes," as the forgiver sees that the injuring person is more than the offenses she has committed.
The forgiver sees the unconditional worth of the other as a person, which can lead to empathy and compassion and eventually to the willingness to offer goodness to the other out of mercy.
Yet, forgiveness is anything but weak because the forgiver is not condoning, excusing, forgetting, or necessarily even reconciling with the other because none of these qualities is a moral virtue centered in goodness as is forgiveness.
I tried to help her see that forgiveness was not for the forgiven in this case so much as it was for the forgiver, that it would set her free to find the love and acceptance she'd always wanted.
But, of course, both the forgiver and forgivee benefit in the long run.
"We rely heavily on scripture," says Kirsten, "and on the premise that Christ is the ultimate forgiver, the ultimate lover, and that only through him can we know the Lord."
Forgiving from the heart offers the forgiver deep peace within, a peace beyond anything words can ever describe.
I think I just moved away from a forgiver into a bar-fighter. leftover
KING: The forgiver feels better than the forgiven.