Forgiving Photo by Tim Brauhn About forgiving, C. S. Lewis said: “Christianity does not want us to reduce by one atom the hatred we feel for cruelty and treachery. We ought to hate them. Not one word of what we have said about them needs to be unsaid. But it does want us to hate them in the same way in which we hate things in ourselves: being sorry the man should have done such things, and hoping, if it is anyway possible, that somehow, sometime, somewhere, he can be cured and made human again.” You deserve the freedom: Fly on the wings of forgiveness © Jonathan Whitcomb 2011 From the Hymn and Song “Through my Savior Now in the morning of shadow waning, Like when the light of morning filled a tomb, Grant us forgiveness: both giving, gaining. Fill us with light; dispel avenging gloom. Once in a garden the blood was dropping; Once on a cross the voice of mercy said: “Oh, my Father, forgive my brother; I forgive him with the blood I shed.” Other Quotes: "To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Lewis B. Smedes "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi "We achieve inner health only through forgiveness - the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves.” Joshua Loth Liebman “I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.” Henry Ward Beecher “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” Paul Boese “Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace” Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy "Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” William Arthur Ward “To be social is to be forgiving” Robert Frost Photo by Lip Kee