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January 1, 2014

Meeks: Forgiveness is the right kind of cash

One of the most powerful scenes from the new movie, “Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom,” which is based upon his autobiography, is the speech that he makes to his fellow citizens about the necessity to seek freedom without violence. He declares to his listening audience that forgiveness is necessary for the work ahead of them and that he has forgiven those who held him captive. A part of what makes the speech so powerful is the fact that we know that Mandela worked hard to practice what he was preaching because he knew that he would never be free if he lived with unforgiveness.

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