Step Eight gives no guarantee that we will receive forgiveness from those we harmed, so Step Nine provides for that possibility. Whether or not we are forgiven by others, we can and must forgive ourselves. This is difficult for many people to accept, but accept it we must. Who are we not to forgive when The Divine deems us worthy of forgiveness, love, and mercy?
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