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Monday, March 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Practicing forgiveness

Clinton in 2014  (Public Domain)
Secretary Clinton once said, “In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7.  Well, I want you all to know that I’m keeping a chart.”

But Clinton isn’t just keeping score.  She’s also keeping the faith.

During a recent church visit in Detroit, Clinton referred to the Prodigal Son when speaking of forgiveness.  She openly admitted, “When someone has disappointed you, has often disappointed themselves, it is human nature to say: ‘You’re not wanted…’”  Clinton then concluded, “But this isn’t what the father in this parable does.”

The church pastor told her congregation that “Clinton showed women how to ‘take a licking and keep on ticking.’”  Clinton had emphasized that “there is much to be grateful for even when it doesn’t feel or look like it.”

Some say that they will forgive, but never forget.  Remembering is fine, but why not remember the good more than the bad?  An anonymous author once wrote:  To forgive is not to forget.  To forgive is really to remember: That nobody is perfect… That we are so much more than our mistakes… That the odds are pretty good that we might soon need to be forgiven ourselves…


Copyright March 7, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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