reply to post by Debwe
I disagree. I think forgiveness is SO POWERFUL that is actually binds up evil and discards it, or dissolves it. There's a saying somewhere in the
bible about "heaping burning coals on their head" which means to leave them in their own mess, while showing them the power of love, both, at the same
Imagine you've harmed someone, and they come to you in a state of absolute forgiveness, and tell you that they forgive you - now, is that going to
encourage you to keep on hurting people, or might it not cause you to fall to your knees, and have a type of conversion experience..?
I'm not sure anyone has fully grasped the sheer magnitude of the POWER of absolute forgiveness in this thread, because they are thinking narrowly in
terms of only themselves, whether wronged or as a wrongdoer, whereas what I'm suggesting in terms of absolute forgiveness is something that MOVES
through the entire human dynamic, and touches the whole net at one level or another as the "end of evil", even if only as a beginning, from whatever
localized "sphere of influence" and in whatever way however big or small. Thus it generates a new world, as a new domain of possibility, for
everything that is good and loving, and yes it extends itself all the way into the prison system since we are all part of one human family whether we
like it or not.
To forgive absolutely is to "step on the head of the snake" and tread it under foot, permamently.
It hardly unleashes a permissive framework for people to continue to want to do bad where what we resist only persists in UNforgiveness and the lust
Again, this was part of the master key of Jesus' spiritual and psychological, unparalleled genius, for those who can see it, and get a taste for what
it looks like.
To fully appreciate it, brings tears to the eyes, and then, after tears, a smile and a laughter that wipes them away, and at that point the joke is
only just getting started..! It's a joke at the expense of evil, which cannot be understood on the unforgiving side of absolute forgiveness, but
you'll have to trust me that on the other side, it's the funniest thing imaginable, to laugh out loud at the devil himself without any fear, or
hatred, my that's something rather special, it changes the entire frame of reference.
Yes, absolute forgiveness is absolute freedom, even in a timeless, spaceless way, and that's really "the truth that sets us free", isn't it?
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