I enjoyed reading this book. Here are a few of the things I learned.
- Forgiveness is not a feeling. Forgiveness is a choice to end the cycle of revenge and leave justice in the hands of God.
- Forgiveness seems to have the capacity to alter suffering from something that is purely destructive to something that has profound redemptive qualities.
- Unforgiveness has a devastating way of eliminating new possibilities. Everything remains chained to the past, and the suffered injustice becomes the single informing event in the life of the embittered soul.
- The way of forgives does not forget the past, but through truth and reconciliation it finds a way beyond toxic memory. It is the way of restorative justice.