Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Love and Forgiveness

If you do not forgive, how can you love?

Love is not in the teases,
Nor in the holding of hands,
Love is not the burning kisses
In secret happenstance.

Such things are
Celebrations of love
And not love itself.

True Love is in forgiveness,
And in the patient refrain,
To hear the words 'I love you, I forgive you',
Again and again, and again.
(No.14, from current and untitled chapter)
Forgiveness is not about compromise. It is not about closing your eyes to man's weaknesses. It is the proclamation of hope and courage in the face of human mistakes. So in this Holy Ramadhan, ask for forgiveness, and give forgiveness...

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