Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"Life is an Adventure in Forgiveness" (Norman Cousins, 1912-1990)

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
(William Blake)

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. ... and no virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.
(Reinhold Niebuhr) Tomorrow is promised to no one - let us forgive one another today.