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People have to render judgment. In my case, I've said upfront openly, I've

People have to render judgment. In my case, I've said upfront openly, I've made mistakes at times. I've had to go to God for forgiveness. I've had to seek reconciliation. But I'm also a 68-year-old grandfather, and I think people have to measure who I am
Posted 4 months ago

What is forgiveness? An emotion? A coping mechanism? An element of deepest

What is forgiveness? An emotion? A coping mechanism? An element of deepest faith? A way for the heart and soul to combat the type of hate, anger, rage and a thirst for revenge that could ultimately consume a person? All of those and more?
Posted 4 months ago

In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is goi

In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.
Posted 4 months ago

By their innocence and goodness, by their boundless capacity for forgivenes

By their innocence and goodness, by their boundless capacity for forgiveness, and by the sheer power of their faith and hope, children redeem their parents, bringing out their best selves.
Posted 4 months ago

I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle fig

I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek - I thought it was a beautiful example of the
Posted 4 months ago

Your heart has to be prepared ahead of time through faith and prayer and gr

Your heart has to be prepared ahead of time through faith and prayer and grace and mercy and love and forgiveness so you can keep your heart open in hell, when hell happens.
Posted 4 months ago

It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always

It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always time. With faith in the Savior, you can repent and plead for forgiveness. There is someone you can forgive. There is someone you can thank. There is someone you can serve and lift
Posted 4 months ago

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big jo

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
Posted 4 months ago

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies,

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.
Posted 4 months ago

Without white South Africa realizing what it had done - and on the basis of

Without white South Africa realizing what it had done - and on the basis of that realization having the courage to ask for forgiveness - there can really be no significant movement.
Posted 4 months ago

You can't forgive without loving. And I don't mean sentimentality. I don't

You can't forgive without loving. And I don't mean sentimentality. I don't mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, 'I forgive. I'm finished with it.'
Posted 4 months ago

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Posted 4 months ago