A former inmate of a Nazi concentration camp was visiting a friend who had shared the ordeal with him.
"Have you forgiven the Nazis?" he asked his friend.
"Well, I haven't. I'm still consumed with hatred for them."
"In that case," said his friend gently, "they still have you in prison."

Anthony de Mello in The Heart of the Enlightened: A Book of Story-Meditations by Anthony de Mello


To Practice This Thought:
Share with a friend the healing that came to you once you forgave someone and made peace with the past.


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