Richard (45) was wracked with guilt and dreadfully confused. His daughter, a heroin addict, who was also doing “adult work” in an attempt to fund her habit, had also recently stolen and sold his car. The police were involved and were advising him to press charges. “Come on Dad. If you loved me you would forgive me!” Could he press charges and forgive?
You may or may not press charges (if you have the option), but if people have broken the law they could still face the legal consequences of their actions, and you could still forgive them. The law may have to take its course anyway.
Forgiveness is about you choosing not to allow the actions of another to continue to unreasonably hurt you in the present regardless of any legal process. But forgiveness does not exempt people from due legal process.
What do you think?