by ICL Editor | June 2, 2012 7:30 am
“Forgiveness is above all a personal choice, a decision of the heart to go against the natural instinct to pay back evil with evil. The measure of such a decision is the love of God who draws us to himself in spite of our sin. It has its perfect exemplar in the forgiveness of Christ, who on the Cross prayed: ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’ (Lk 23:34). (Blessed John Paul II; Message for World Day of Peace 2002)
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