The Power of Forgiveness, Remembering Nelson Mandela

Last week the world lost a great leader – Nelson Mandela, the liberator and leader of a truly free South Africa, passed away at the age of 95. The courage, strength and integrity that Mandela displayed through his life is recognized by the world. His will, and ability to lead through the power of forgiveness, is almost incomprehensible. To celebrate his life, we at Bible or Not would like to share some memorable quotes from Nelson Mandela, that give us a peek into his understanding that the path forward is tied to the ability to forgive.

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Absolution is the Most Powerful Form of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is powerful. For the offender, being forgiven of an offense removes the burden of wanting to undo the wrong we have done. For the offended, when we are able to forgive someone who has wronged us, that removes the heavy burden of retribution we carry. For those who have been on the giving or receiving end of forgiveness, you understand this.

“Absolution is the most powerful form of forgiveness.” – Bible or Not?

The Bible has much to say about forgiveness and every so often I’ll hear a quote from…

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