Forgiveness comes with boundaries.
Read that again and remember it. Forgiveness comes with boundaries. When we forgive someone, we don’t have to let them back to the same place in our life. When we forgive someone that doesn’t mean they get the same relationship, the same privilege, and the same place in our life. We’ve forgiven but that doesn’t change the past.
Here is a real life example. If a person embezzled and went to jail, we’d still love to welcome them into our church and let them serve. Wed gladly accept them into our groups and pray with them and help them get their life right. We would not let them handle our books though. They wouldn’t get access to our financial accounts. We’ve forgiven them. Forgiveness doesn’t mean that we act unwise and pretend like the past didn’t happen. Forgiveness just means they aren’t responsible.
It’s okay to forgive someone and not give them back the same place in your life.
Who do you need to forgive? It’s not letting them back in, it’s letting them go in peace.