Forgiving is one of the most difficult and complex gestures. Why is it a complex gesture? – because it is not the normal reaction of humans – our tendency is to get even or withhold when hurt. And yet, like love, it is one of the things which defines the essence of our humanity.
Love makes us different from the animal world – they are into caring – we are into loving – it is the ‘hallmark’ of our humanity. Forgiveness at its core is a divine gift of love, a movement of love so profound that it reveals the truth of our nature.
Father Carl Arico