How difficult is it to forgive?

[KARE 11, Oct. 4, 2019] After Amber Guyger, the former Dallas cop convicted of killed her upstairs neighbor, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, victim impact statements took place in the courtroom. Botham Jean’s brother Brandt went first, speaking about his brother.

“If you truly are sorry, I know I can speak for myself, I forgive you. I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you,” said Brandt Jean.

This shocking event caused KARE 11 News to ask Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Mary Beth Lardizabal what’s at work when someone forgives someone else.

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