Mandela to Bill Clinton on forgiveness

Gd Morning

Nelson Mandela one of the most significant Icons of our generation saw Bill Clinton through one of the most difficult times of his life when he had several heart attacks following the Monica Lewinsky saga between 2004 and 2007

Mandela said;

“Forgive your oppressors because if you don’t they would destroy you”

“For me the apartheid Government had already taken everything from me; They took the best years of my life; I didn’t see my children grow up; My wife who I love very much left me; They destroyed my marriage; They abused me physically and mentally”

“They tried to take everything from me BUT I didn’t give them my Mind and Heart; These were mine to give and I refused to; NEITHER SHOULD YOU”

“When I was finally release from incarceration after 27 years, I felt an anger well up inside me although it felt justified to revenge; I thought they already had me for 27 years I MUST FREE MYSELF; So I freed and forgave them to set myself FREE”

“You don’t forgive because of other people but for yourself; If you don’t forgive you are imprisoned by others”

What is that bad that you cannot let go of and forgive

Remember the Lord’s Prayer “Forgive us our trespasses AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US”

The Lord will ONLY forgive your sins IF you have forgiven others theirs.

Don’t go to Hell because you cannot forgive someone

Your blessings are even tied to forgiveness and reconciliation

When you bring your sacrifice to the altar God says “it’s not accepted until you go and reconcile with the person that has an issue with you”

Get Mercy by showing Mercy

Shalom

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