Posted by: Upāsaka | 11/09/2019

Forgiveness and Strength

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

I was reminded of this quote by Facebook’s engagement algorithm this morning. I had originally shared the quote without attribution nine years ago so I went searching for it and found it was a Gandhi quote. I’m not quite sure if it’s encouraging to see that I’m still preoccupied by the same issues but there it is.

Forgiveness is hard and I can see how it really does take strength to prise open the hand of grasping to let go and wish well. I’m not trying to do great things by any stretch like Gandhi but I trust that forgiveness will do great things for me.


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