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Forgiveness Day

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Forgiveness Day

When :

Global Forgiveness Day is held on August 27th

International Forgiveness Day- the first Sunday of August

Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. It must be a pretty good thing, because there are two groups that lay claim to a Forgiveness Day in the month of August. Both are world or international events. There's enough trouble and strife in the world. Two forgiveness days can only help to make things better. We agree with the sponsors of this day, that a little more forgiveness will help to make the world a much better place.

Global Forgiveness Day began in 1994. It was created and is sponsored by the Christian Embassy of Christ's Ambassadors. This holiday originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

International Forgiveness Day was created by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational, educational foundation. According to their website: " International Forgiveness Day dedicated to evoking the healing power of forgiveness worldwide." The founder is Robert W. Plath, from Mill Valley, California.

Do your part: Take a few moments to sincerely forgive someone. And, make it public. That way forgiveness will spread.

In religions:
** The Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur is a day of atonement or forgiving.

** In Christian religions, the first Sunday before Lent is called "Forgiveness Sunday".

Quote of the Day: "To err is human. To forgive is divine."

Other Forgiveness Day Dates:
Many Organizations, often religious groups, have held "Forgiveness Days" on various dates during the year. Many of them are one-time or small, localized events.

Song of the day: Forgiveness

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ADKISTLER 8/27/2014 7:01PM

    Apparently the link to youtube didn't work. So I posted the link to the lyrics instead.


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LITTLEWIND53 8/27/2014 3:49PM

    Every day should be forgiveness day......

(P.S. I tried your link and it said it was not available....)

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MARTYLYNN1 8/27/2014 2:55PM

    What a great reason to celebrate a day.

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PMAY0313 8/27/2014 1:05PM


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THINAGIN2 8/27/2014 12:45PM

    I love that there is a forgiveness day! After all, which one of is perfect and without the need for forgiveness?

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1CRAZYDOG 8/27/2014 11:54AM

    What an awesome reminder of the importance of forgiveness -- including forgiving ourselves!

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PLMITCH 8/27/2014 8:58AM

    For the most part I am a forgiving person. But I have to admit I've struggled to forgive my ex wife for what she put me through -- and we have been divorced almost 11 years. I need to work on that...

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GAYLLYNNE 8/27/2014 8:15AM

    Awesome! Today is also National Banana Day!!

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DEW1960 8/27/2014 7:50AM

    Wow, I didn't know there was even one forgiveness day!


Forgiveness is important and it when given it does not condone what was forgiven so don't hold on to hatred because you think if you forgive it is saying that it was ok that it happened.

Forgiveness helps us heal our own hearts, spirit, and soul. Hate burns like acid when you hold it inside and it eats you up from the inside out, destroying you.

Lord, please forgive those who hurt me and my family and continue to do and say evil things to hurt us.

Heal the hurt and wounded hearts, spirits, and souls in the lives of my family and friends, I pray in the name of Jesus! Amen


Thank you for sharing your blog post today!


Daniel Walker


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