The Art of Forgiveness

Imagine a world where people live harmoniously with one another. A world where there is no hatred, malice, or bitterness. Where a thought of someone will not alter your mood for the worse but enhances it for the better. A world where people live as people, in peace and tranquility; not because there is no real violence! But because peoples’ hearts are conditioned to live in peace. What a world that would be? Conditioning one’s heart to live in peace will depend on one’s ability to forgive. Forgiveness is the mechanism God had set to bring peace and reconciliation to a separated and wicked world. The trouble is how do we forgive when people can be so desperately wicked?