Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's Not About the Past

Three quotes on forgiveness for today. Three people saying the same.

When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.
--Bernard Meltzer
It is so easy to get caught up in the past and what has happened, how it shouldn't have happened, why we can't forget, why life has to be stuck back there. Bishop Tutu of South Africa, like his country's great iconic leader, Nelson Mandela, knew that the only way their country would survive was forgiveness. Letting the past be the past and not allowing it to infect the future.
Without forgiveness, there's no future.
--Desmond Tutu
And third from a late UN Secretary General, the hope that forgiveness can fulfill.
Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
--Dag Hammarskjold

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