Sunday, December 6, 2009


Today was Communion Sunday at my church.  Community Church offers open communion which means that all are welcome to participate.  I was thinking about the meaning of communion and realized that for me communion is about forgiveness.  I heard a quote recently about forgiveness that really stuck with me.  Ironically, Mark Twain, said -

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that crushed it.”


More quotes on the subject -


Voltaire - “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”


Jesus - “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”


C. S. Lewis - “Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.”


George MacDonald - “It may be infinitely worse to refuse to forgive than to murder, because the latter may be an impulse of a moment of heat, whereas the former is a cold and deliberate choice of the heart.”


George Herbert - “He who cannot forgive, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.”

William H. Walton - “To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.”

Eckhart Tolle -“Forgiveness is not about forgetting. it is about letting go of another person’s throat.”

Have a great day!

No comments: