Tagged: “Self-forgiveness from a religious perspective.”

I am a religious person, a Christian, and I do not see any directive in scripture for forgiving oneself. Thus, I say it does not exist. What do you say?

I refer you to Mark 12:31 in the New Testament: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”  We are urged there to apply the moral virtue of love to ourselves.  What is self-forgiveness?  It is applying the moral virtue of love toward the self when you have broken your own standards. 

For additional information, see Faith and Religion.

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