“There’s nothing I want more than to find a way back to where we were, but… I don’t know if we can.”
“No, we can’t. Maybe we can find a way to move forward, Foggy.”
– Foggy Nelson and Matthew Murdock
Season 1, Episode 13, “Daredevil”
Matt and Foggy have been best friends for years. But when friends, good friends, wrong each other, that can be the worst of wounds. Where there was once nothing but affection, resentment has barged in and created a rift. And yet, no matter the hurt they’ve caused and felt… they love each other.
When similar things happen to us, we can easily get hung up on what we’ve lost, yearning to go back, back, back to the way things used to be. But that’s just impossible. No one can turn back time, undo injuries. That desire, and its futility, can eat away at us, and make the rifts ever wider.
No, the healing of forgiveness is not about going back to how things used to be. Forgiveness is about moving forward.