Monday, January 16, 2012

The power of forgiveness is the power of love

He who is devoid of the power to forgive

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. It is impossible even to begin the act of loving one's enemies without the prior acceptance of the necessity, over and over again, of forgiving those who inflict evil and injury upon us.

Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act. It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship.

Selah.

1 comment:

Megan Wille said...

I like that last part...very deep.