“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” Mark Twain
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love I John 4:18
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, if my brother keeps on sinning against me, how many times do I have to forgive him? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” answered Jesus, “but seventy times seven… Matthew 18:21-22
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
These are some rather poetic words, spoken by immortal thinkers and purveyors of wisdom. There are untold numbers of such quotes, from great thinkers, writers, the Bible, and other wisdom sources. In these times when wisdom seems to be in short supply, when love is not the first solution chosen to deal with our problems, I thought that I would just give a few quotes to consider today.
Several are about forgiveness. We need that every day, and we need to give it every day. Maybe that is why Jesus made the standard so generous.
Think about these quotes, and decide which one is the most meaningful for you today. They are all great quotes, but maybe one will just stand out to you. I hope so.
Enjoy a day of peace and love!
Prayer: Thank you Lord for the wisdom that comes from you and through your servants, Amen.