Friday, December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela: Master of Forgiveness

July 18, 1918-Dec. 5, 2013
"Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness."

That's perhaps the most poignant sentence I've read in all the stories about Nelson Mandela's death. I'm learning that forgiving others just may be the greatest act of freedom we can give ourselves. It's not saying what they've done to us is OK. But it's saying we choose to not let that wrong make us bitter, destroy our lives and rob us of our joy. It's definitely hard work -- this thing of forgiveness. May my life always be marked by forgiving others.

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Lola. I love that you gave something concrete to hold on to as we think about Nelson Mandela's life.