The Kite Runner: Quote on Forgiveness


I just finished reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and was hoping to use this quote on forgiveness in this week's sermon.  It doesn't look I'll have a place for it, so I'm posting it here.
"...that last thought had brought no sting with it.  I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded--not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night."  The Kite Runner
Human forgiveness is often a process and rarely an act. I would argue that the only one capable of clear, precise, and immediate forgiveness is Jesus Christ.  He offered the ultimate act of forgiveness on the cross.

"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:6-8

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