Are Humility and Forgiveness Related?

Today, I am writing in my manuscript on the topic of forgiveness. One point I’ve been mulling is the connection between humility and forgiveness. I’m asking myself if my inability to forgive certain infractions against me — or perhaps even more frequently against my loved ones — has to do with a lack of humility. Additionally, when I refuse to forgive myself, is it my vanity that blocks me from accepting God’s grace?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic! Do you bear a wound that was inflicted by someone who you are unable to forgive? What keeps you from extending forgiveness?

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About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa Hendey is the founder and webmaster of and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at and connect with her at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.