We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.
I find that forgiving one's enemies is a most curious morbid pleasure; perhaps I should check it.
Little vicious minds abound with anger and revenge and are incapable of feeling te pleasure of forgiving their enemies.
It's all very well to tell us to forgive our enemies; our enemies can never hurt us very much. But oh, what about forgiving our friends?
It's all very well to tell us to forgive our enemies; our enemies can never hurt us very much. But oh, what about forgiving our friends~?
The most faithful disciples of Christ have been builders of peace, to the point of forgiving their enemies, sometimes even to the point of giving their lives for them.
Enemies are so stimulating.
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Lewis B. Smedes