Forgiveness

30 May

Forgiveness

All of these quotes came out at me in the last 4 hours… all so related. Had to copy them down in one place…

“When there is a mature relationship between people, there is always compassion and forgiveness.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.” – Lily Tomlin

“..one of the highest and most powerful forms of compassion flows when we learn to pray for those who persecute us, when we dare to bless even our antagonists and enemies…we are wounded by others we are tempted to dehumanize them and label them, but that simply empowers them turning them into subhuman monsters in our minds…no wonder Jesus taught that our first response should instead be prayer for them and to bless them…we then turn them back into what they really are human beings just like us.. ” – Brian McLaren (p.137/Naked Spirituality)

“Relational trust is built on movements of the human heart such as empathy, commitment, compassion, patience, and the capacity to forgive.” – Parker J Palmer (The Courage to Teach)

One Response to “Forgiveness”

  1. Aaron 21. Sep, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Good thoughts Viv.

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