“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
I wonder what you make of a quote like this?
Most of us think highly of Mahatma Gandhi; and yet I feel uneasy when I think about these words. For the quote conveys the message that you’re lacking character if you feel you can’t forgive, or you don’t want to forgive.
And, yes, it’s easy to forgive when it is just a minor matter. It would be petty and small-minded to bear a grudge like that. But if you’re seriously mistreated or the cut is raw and deep, then forget about forgiving. It’s a low priority.
The open wound must be cleaned out; the pain must be anesthetized. You might require stitches; then the scar tissue must form. And you’ll need to take it easy, to slow down, and let things…
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