Posted by: Tony Carson | 2 October, 2007

Why the Amish forgive so quickly

The world at times seems a whirlwind of retribution, and not just “the eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” kind. No, it seems a lot more punitive than that.

But there is an emotional cul de sac in a small section of the US state of Pennsylvania where retribution has been forsaken for legitimate forgiveness, where “Forgiveness means giving up the right to revenge.”

This article Why the Amish forgive so quickly is a wonderful read. It reminds us that there is a peaceful place in all of us where we can understanding human frailties and where we can forgive and that “The acid of bitterness eats the container that holds it.”


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