to be discussed today is almost conflictive. But if we give the proper
attention and we have an open mind, this study will be very
All started in a lecture or conference
for a young and enthusiastic public but who were lacking the proper
depth and reflection.
being presented was " forgiveness " and I remember that
all kind of opinions were expressed and one of the persons of the
" total forgiveness " in such a way, that seemed like a samurai warrior.
For this noble person, the word
forgiveness meant to forgive over and over, in
an absolute way, no matter what kind of offense. And besides it was necessary to forgive seventy times seven.
persons, were listening with fear because they were remembering similar
situations. While others were of the same opinion of that person, since
it had been imposed, instilled and engraved in their bones, without
option neither to think nor to analyze.
They thought that it was a fact,
even a command and to think different, simply was bad and or
Here is the
explanation : The word forgiveness, clearly indicates that every charge
or reprimand is dismissed.
The person is totally exonerated of guilt in
such a way, that becomes totally innocent and free of any guilt. But this is a fallacy, in other words, is part lie and part true.
This is a warning for the persons who read
without studying nor going in depth into the subject and who totally lose
the context of order and the meaning of the things.
Forgiveness is a right and a duty, only when there is real repentance.
Not only the wish of improving, but to demonstrate change.
Forgiveness does not make that the victim overcomes his misfortune or
that the unfortunate action is blessed.
Forgiveness is not something to
be taken lightly, or spiritually compulsive. We don't have the
obligation to endure every evil and of course, forgiveness is good,
noble and necessary, but must be correctly understood.
If forgiveness would
be given as a present, then the objective of becoming better, of
reflection and repentance, would be lost. But is very certain that man
is only man and God has other parameters.
His forgiveness always will be
divine. Man, on the other hand, will have to make great efforts to be
able to have a pure and noble heart who can overcome the offenses.
But is true
and here the subject is debated.
The action that can lead to
forgiveness, is repentance.
Somebody who tries to overcome his mistakes,
can't be compared with a noble man who has not made any mistakes.
to be very clear. The prodigal son was regretful. He humiliated himself,
felt ashamed and claimed for God.
And this is what forgiveness is about.
If there is repentance, there is forgiveness. And here I
finish the explanation.
Probably, there will be many doubts and worries.
And differences will keep happening. Now, the student must develop his
The subject here, is not only forgiveness and repentance,
but the need of, not only to read, but to deepen and to study.