Is Forgiveness Stupid?

Is Forgiveness Stupid?

On the surface this looks to be a slam-dunk.

From a physics perspective, we appear to live in a completely deterministic universe…

Evolutionarily, self defense is ubiquitous…

Our economic and legal systems both punish offenders…

Even personally, most of us admire those who give-as-good-as-they-get and look down upon the “weak” among us who turn the other cheek…

Was Christ wrong?

The answer is no, and the reason is tied to our purpose here. We do have a purpose here, and that purpose requires us to be true free will creatures capable of change, and change can only occur when we choose Love.

Whenever we give in to fear, or sin in any form, (which is just the placement of something other than God — above him), and decide our actions with hate – we stop growing, learning, changing, making free will decisions which contain something other than a purely defensive reaction. An ounce of compassion and understanding for the hand striking the first cheek, is really the only way to change how we Love – which I contend is our purpose.

This choice then is special since it also evolves Love. Solomon’s prayer for an understanding heart was the start of something special here on Earth.

Sceptics will scoff at this logic but I see it’s truth around me everyday. The peacemakers, the ones who love us unconditionally and demonstrate it everyday, are the source of all our real joy.

Don’t be fooled by a world that looks one way and operates another, Christ’s advice is both good for your soul and your relationship with the universal power that is Love, but is ALSO the best tool you can use in your everyday life as well.

About karlspain

20 year Newspaperman. Lifelong Inventor. Wrote 2 books so far, working on more. The Revelation, 1st book, about your brain & the universe, and math. Hooked together! God I trust, America I love, 2nd book, is the biography of Aris Mardirossian, a great man. Also owned a software company, an IT integration company, a gas station and a fuzzy logic software title along the way.
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