St Augustine said, "Forgiveness is the act of surrendering one's natural desire for revenge." Augustine saw forgiveness as the first step toward full reconciliation. Like Augustine, modern psychologists consider forgiveness to be a two-step process that can be broken down into Decisional Forgiveness and Emotional Forgiveness. Decisional forgiveness is the first step. It has to do with your commitment to stop wishing ill on the offender. Take the following quiz to see how far along the first step of forgiveness (decisional forgiveness) you are. Think of your current intentions toward the person who hurt you. Indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statements.