Friday Philosophy…Absolution

There are days when I wonder if today’s topic actually exists: absolution. Also known as clemency, forgiveness, pardon, or mercy. There are moments when my optimism flags, and Sartre may have been correct about humanity. I rarely look at things in a clear cut, black/white point of view. Especially when dealing with human motivation, everyone has a story, and a backstory beyond that, which has helped bring them to where they are today.

So, absolution…forgiveness…clemency…mercy.

“Time made apologies and absolution unnecessary. Time didn’t really heal, it just made bad memories distant so that the brain couldn’t recapture the lost pain.” ~ Amulya Malladi

“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” ~ Pope Francis

“Where there is injury, let me sow pardon.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi

“Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.” ~ Jean Paul Sartre

And one I have to include, because I love it: “I hate victim who respect their executioners.” (Also Sartre.)

Blessings to you all, and NEVER give up!

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