I saw on your Facebook page, International Forgiveness Institute, a post on how humility plays a part in forgiveness. I am somewhat confused about that. I have been taught that humility is to lower yourself below other people. Why would you want that for people who forgive?

Humility is not the false belief that you are lower than or worse than other people.  It is the correct thought that you are equal to other people, not worse than or better than them in your essence.  This, of course, does not mean that one denies the reality that one might be, for example, a better tennis player or a worse singer than others.  Our roles do not determine who we are as persons and so we can make distinctions among persons with regard to skills or accomplishments, but not among persons with regard to inherent worth.

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