does not overlook the deed. It rises above it. This is what it means to be human,
it says I cannot and will not return to the evil you inflicted on me. And that
is the victim's triumph."
who receive the gift of forgiveness are given a chance to change
act of forgiveness sets the victim apart from the perpetrator, who failed to act
humanly towards the victim at the time he committed his crime.
perpetrators, when they apologize and experience remorse, it gives them a chance
to reclaim their own humanity. Some rise to the moral challenge. Others of course
don't care, and they continue acting with contempt.