What if it’s not a person, but a ‘thing’, like an organization, a nation, or some other nebulous entity?
“He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.” George Herbert
I came across this quote in the book What’s So Amazing About Grace, by Phillip Yancey, this week. Over the past few days I find myself revisiting it over and over again. When I listen to the Boston bombing discussions on the radio. When I hear of the mother whose daughter forgot to tell her that her ex-husband had died. When I think about the 3 women released from years of unexplained captivity in Cleveland.
It seems like it’s truly the only way forward. Easier said than done, but the only way.