Jun 25, 2016
Much has been said about forgiveness, but little seems really
understood. Forgiveness is a key element in the process of
healing, because it assigns the hurt its proper place in the past,
and makes it stay in the past. This can involve individuals,
nations, or any size of distinguishable groups of people in
The course forgiveness takes will depend on the situation and those involved. It is possible to cite numerous cases in which the result was not just reconciliation, but the building of something better and stronger than before. I have also known cases in which the person forgiven became part of someone's past and remained there out of sheer necessity.
As much hurt and division as has been created, as well as excuses and pretexts for even more, we need to look to forgiveness as a way to get ourselves to move forward.