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Forgiveness

Angelica, Suor
is forgiven by the Virgin Mary for ill-considered suicide. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Suor Angelica, Westerman, 364]
Bishop of Digne
character who forgives Jean Valjean when latter steals the bishop’s valuables. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]
Christ
forgives man for his sins. [Christianity: Misc.]
fatted
calf killed to celebrate return of prodigal son. [N.T.: Luke 15:23]
Matthias
of his brother, for twenty years’ false imprisonment. [Ger. Opera: Kienzl, The Evangelist, Westerman, 264]
Melibee
shepherd who pardons his enemies. [Br. Lit.: Canter-bury Tales, “Tale of Melibee”]
Myriel, Bishop
saintly cleric befriends Jean Valjean after the latter steals his candlesticks. [Fr. Lit.: Victor Hugo Les Misérables]
Porgy
of Bess’s promiscuity with Crown. [Am. Opera: Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, Westerman, 555]
prodigal son
received with open arms by loving father. [N.T.: Luke 15:20–21]
Tannhäuser
unexpectedly absolved by the Pope for sinning in the Venusberg. [Ger. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 932]
Timberlane, Cass
receives Jinny after her extramarital venture. [Am. Lit.: Cass Timberlane]
Titus Roman
emperor pardons those attempting his destruction. [Ger. Opera: Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito, Westerman, 100–101]
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I flunked math and unfortunately can't count how many times we've forgiven Mike Tyson for his endless indiscretions.
I was certain she would have forgiven those kids," he said later, "and I knew I could not be faithful to her memory unless I did the same.
The ability to forgive is grounded in the experience of being forgiven.
We begin to live a forgiven and forgiving life when we are truthful about confessions that must be given or received, when we strive to live with a repentant spirit and a merciful heart, and, perhaps most important, when we commit ourselves to unlearning habits of domination, diminishment, self-deception, resentment, and bitterness and replace them with the liberating practices of justice, mercy, truthfulness, gratitude, peacefulness, and joy.
We hear out loud the words that we are forgiven; we feel the priest's healing hands on our heads; we remember Jesus' words that what God's church forgives on earth is forgiven in heaven.
Forgiveness is possible because we are in touch with and acknowledge our own human weakness and need to be forgiven and thus recognize another's weakness and need to be forgiven.
The people, forgiven, become the Body of Christ in forgiving.
The master shows mercy, but the servant forgets his being forgiven and is quick to harass his fellow servant, having the latter jailed despite his plea for mercy.
We will bring attention to the fact that the Saviour sets one single condition in the Lord's Prayer: "And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
But ask yourself: How many times have I been forgiven by God, without conditions, and without expectations?
In the final book of the Harry Potter series, my heart ached to see that Voldemort, when defeated, could not be forgiven.
We are still memorising their names but the families who loved the people who carried these names have forgiven Dylann Roof.