This painting is very simple in shapes. At first glance, it just looks like two strands of paint on a colorful background. But, as you look at it more, it begins to turn into what looks like two people hugging each other. It's amazing how its simplicity adds more to the message, forgiveness. It is showing how simple forgiveness can be, and how it can turn into something beautiful. That is the reason it relates so well to my topic.
As the story goes, a debtor owed Jesus ten thousand talents -- equivalent to about one million dollars. When the time came to pay this debt, the servant begged for more time. Overcome with compassion, Jesus forgave all of his debts, and let him go free. However, the man later found a debtor that owed him one hundred denarii, about only one thousand dollars. The debtor begged for more time, but was not forgiven. The man was sent to prison until he could repay the debt. When Jesus heard about this, his lord called him in, and said to him, "You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me. Shouldn't you also have had mercy on your fellow servant, even as I had mercy on you?" This story relates very well with my topic. It shows what might happen if you don't forgive, even when you had been forgivenof a greater debt. It teaches how you should be careful to always forgive others.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu was born on Octobre 7, 1931 in South Africa. He was the Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then the Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996. In the book, he offers his reflections on the profound wisdom he has gained by helping usher South Africa through his painful experience. This relates very wellwith my topic. Even the title relates well. Without forgiveness, there is no future, which is true.
This is a song by Matthew West about forgiveness. It was created on August 13, 2013. Matthew West is a musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He has released five studio albums and is known for his songs, "More", "You Are Everything", and "The Motions". His song, "Forgiveness", relates very well with my topic, because it talks about how even when you have every right to be angry, you should forgive. It also relates by saying "It's the hardest thing to give away, and the last thing on your mind today." This shows how hard forgiving a person can be, but then talks about its rewards. Saying "It'll clear the bitterness away" and "The prisoner that it really frees is you" again shows how relateable to forgiveness it is.
Chris Williams, his wife, and his three youngest children were driving home one night when a drunk 17-year-old T-boned their car. The force was so tremendous that it pushed their car back up the hill they were driving down. After the impact, Chris learned that Michelle (his wife), his unborn baby, and his two kids, Ben and Anna, died instantly. While he laid on a gurney in a hospital, he asked if he was alright and that the boy's name be placed on the temple prayer role. This definitely well relates to my topic of forgiveness. Even after half his family died, Chris still forgave him. This shows what we should do.
"Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness." - Marianne Williamson. This quote goes very well with my ropic. It talks about how it can be painful, which it is. Then it says how "there is no peace without forgiveness." This is also true, which is why it relates very well to forgiveness.