The main theme of Lent, and indeed of the message of Christ Himself, is forgiveness. The unity this points to is nothing less than an overwhelming complete cohesiveness of the heavens and the earth, of humanity and nature, a new Eden. For that which is one must needs be harmonious, it shall not split apart or argue disparate battles, lest it become schizophrenic. Which is what our current state of the world is. Forgiveness of offenses opens the door for a fresh and clean realization that all is indeed one, that all is indeed love.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves. ~ Sidney and Suzanne Simon
The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself. ~ Confucious
Alicia Keys-Pray For Forgiveness
Alicia Keys - Pray For Forgiveness
Where have you gone?
Myself delusions are leaving me in the start
Taking for granted all the goodness that I found
Somewhere I lost hope
My control came crashing down
And I pray for forgiveness
Look for the answers
'Cos it's hard for me to pretend
Look to my mother
Gone to the captain
Don't you see this state that I'm in
No one will notice
'Cos it's me where it begins...
Lookin' for justice
Searchin' for answers...
Please don't wake me from my sleep
'Cos I need some comfort
To regain my sanity
I don't wanna feel this crazy
I don't wanna feel this parted
Shattered in a million pieces
I'm so broken hearted
No one left to run
Nowhere left to go
I swear that every day
I feel like my mind is haunting me
I think of every little stupid mistake that has been made
This time I won't have the string to gather myself
I'm falling to pieces...