"You want me to forget it all ever happened?"
"How do we just go back?"
"This man has more pictures of my kids than I do."
There are times in life when we all want to start over, or maybe just go back to pivotal decision, conversation or moment in our lives. Maybe not to change the moment, but we want life to return to the state it was before the moment. We want all the effects of that moment to be erased.
If we are the other party, the one that was hurt, betrayed, abandoned, this can be very hard. How do you trust again? If I forgive them, am I just letting them get away with it? Where is the justice?
They sat there for a long time. Words. Tears. Flailing arms. Sighs. In the end they hugged. But this was not really the end, maybe more like a new beginning. The hand of justice had been loosened around the throat of the offender enough for a conversation to begin. Will it ever return to the way it was, I don't know. I do know it is far from where it was, when I began to read this book.
Any thoughts on justice and forgiveness, I'd love to hear them.