Too often, individuals or groups of people concentrate on the injuries of the past, picking at the scabs of healing, and drawing fresh blood from old wounds. This will never create the type of environment where love and healing can prosper, where unity can become a living reality.
Wounds that are forever agitated can never heal. Much of the hatred and division in the world results from an inability to move on from past injuries. How can we see where we’re going and move forward if we’re constantly looking behind us?
Whether individually, as a race, or as a nation, it is essential to the peace of our world right now to let go of past offenses, to actively seek forgiveness and reconciliation, and concentrate on building healthy, loving relationships in the present. It is the only way to build a better future.