Forgiveness – Escaping Our Prisons

There is a story of two ex-prisoners of war meeting for the first time after many years. When one asks the other whether he had forgiven his captors yet, the second one is clear: “No, never.” “Well then,” the first prisoner replies, “they still have you in prison.” The practice of forgiveness can be a long process, a path guided by generosity and repetition, a path out of the prisons of our own suffering.

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