Stacy Hurley

STACY HURLEY

The topic of forgiveness has come up from various sources lately; I have referenced it multiple times in my column and I discuss it with my clients, but what does it truly mean to forgive? The first definition that came up in an online search was… “Stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake.” The Merriam-Webster.com dictionary defines it as “to cease to feel resentment against (an offender): PARDON.”

I also noticed that it called it a “transitive verb” which Catherine Traffis from Grammarly.com defines as: “A transitive verb needs to transfer its action to something or someone—an object. In essence, transitive means “to affect something else.” It made me think of transformation…which led to the meaning of the prefix trans-. The Merriam-Webster.com dictionary defines trans- as “1. on or to the other side of : across : beyond, 2. Through, and 3. so or such as to change or transfer.”


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