Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12:19 KJV
What does it mean to you that you forgive Larry Nassar?
It means that I trust in God’s justice and I release bitterness and anger and a desire for personal vengeance. It does not mean that I minimize or mitigate or excuse what he has done. It does not mean that I pursue justice on earth any less zealously. It simply means that I release personal vengeance against him, and I trust God’s justice, whether he chooses to mete that out purely, eternally, or both in heaven and on earth.
Rachael Denhollander as quoted in “My Larry Nassar Testimony Went Viral. But There’s More to the Gospel Than Forgiveness.”
Rachael Denhollander’s interview with Christianity Today is full of wisdom. Please read it. There is so much to be said about Larry Nassar, Kathie Klages, and MSU’s administration, but for now I’m a huge fan of listening to Rachael Denhollander.