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How Do I Forgive Myself? - John Ortberg


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"Do you carry guilt from the past that you just can't seem to get rid of? Is there anything you have done in the past that continues to haunt you? Do you have a hard time forgiving yourself or believing that you can be forgiven? One of the hardest people for you to give is...you. Forgiveness is hard but self-forgiveness can often be harder. Happiness, paradoxically, begins when we can blame ourselves. But it doesn't end there. John Ortberg discusses one of his favorite books, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and he is pulling relevant truths from it that we can apply in our every day. Crime and Punishment catapulted Dostoyevsky to the forefront of Russian writers and into the ranks of the world's greatest novelists, one of the supreme masterpieces of world literature. Drawing upon experiences from his own prison days, the author recounts in feverish, compelling tones the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own nihilism, and the struggle between good and evil. Thought for the day: Forgiving Yourself." from video introduction


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