Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Forgiveness


"I've been friends with a woman who was in the Holocaust and she was in a concentration camp and when I met her, the first thing I said was how did you forgive, she said, 'I would never give Hitler another moment of my life.'"

11 comments:

annie kelleher said...

wow.

Tracy said...

What amazing strength!

Blessings to her!

To both of you!

jaz said...

what does not break us makes us stronger!

wylde otse said...

Powerful words!

She does not give away the beauty and purity and perfection of her soul to pettiness.

Paramahansa Yogananda likens this to temporary mud on a diamond; which washes off as it had never been there.

ARIE said...

Poweful indeed.

Unfortunately many of the survivors could not reach this level of wisdom and strength.

I see many who never could put themselves together.

I hope she can inspire others who survived and are not that strong.

I like your sensitivity.

And the mud on the diamond analogy.

Let us live in Beauty, Love and Peace.

Blessings
Arie

Hibiscus Moon said...

That's an amazing quote.

spottedwolf said...

Those who did recover....and I've known a few as well....serve as a reminder to all of us who find our patience tried by, in contrast, our own pettiness.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Hating is a tiresome emotion, plus good souls need the extra space to fit the heart that barely fits in their chest.

Happy Sunday ;)

Lily Wyte said...

Sorry I haven't been around more guys. Summer is always pretty busy for me. Thanks for all your comments. I especially like the muddy diamond - very visual, and those sort of things seem to stay with me longer... not like water off a duck's back.

Just me, thinking again. said...

Beautiful. I have been contemplating forgiveness tonite and the basic simplicity of this quote is amazing. Something to add to my contemplations.

_roblesparks_ said...

Truth is...It is easier to stop hating,
than it is to stop loving
(says 'hi' from LiveJournal,
_roblesparks_)