Our Forgiveness Army of 90,500 People

WorldPeopleHello, Forgiveness Army. That might sound like an oxymoron (like “impoverished millionaire”), but Gandhi reminds us that if we want peace, then we must make war against war.

For the past 11 months, we have been tracking the number of unique visitors to this website and the tally to date is approximately 90,500 and counting. That is a large army.

You did not know you were in an army, particularly a forgiveness army, did you? Well, now is your chance to make war against war by introducing at least one person to the concept of forgiveness. It is not easy to do that. It requires courage.

May courage be yours in 2013.

It is not easy to introduce one person to forgiveness because it is not CourageLove...always clear when and how and what to present to someone who needs to know about forgiveness. It is not easy to do that. It requires wisdom.

May wisdom be yours in 2013.

It is not easy to introduce one person to forgiveness because it takes energy and perseverance and then more energy and perseverance as he or she criticizes or shows indifference or even insults you. It is not easy to “hang in there” when this happens. It requires love.

May love be yours in 2013.

Courage, wisdom, and love in the service of forgiveness. These are our weapons for making war against war.

May 2013 be a year of peace because we, each of us, each of our 90,500 soldiers-for-peace, have taken the time to introduce at least one person to the topic of forgiveness.

Dr. Bob

6 thoughts on “Our Forgiveness Army of 90,500 People

  1. BarnStormer January 10, 2013 / 4:35 pm

    OK, so now I have a New Year’s resolution. I will do what I can to introduce one person to forgiveness and if I like it then it will be two.

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  2. Lynn January 11, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    Just reading your blog posts uplifts my spirit. Thank you for being a positive force in a difficult world.

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  3. Sylvia January 11, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    This post gives me new purpose. There is something now to get up in the morning for. It takes some courage to do this but sitting back and just going through life is not the best.

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  4. Memphis January 12, 2013 / 4:39 pm

    Forgiveness seems to be growing in the public consciousness and it is beautiful to see. There was a time not long ago when forgiveness was seen and heard only in houses of worship. Of course forgiveness belongs there but it should flow out to our everyday lives as well.

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  5. Samantha January 12, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    Thank you for sharing the numbers. It is nice to know that I am not alone as I try to forgive. There is a certain kind of security I feel just by reading the number “90,500.”

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  6. Shelley January 16, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    As a writer, I know tone is everything. And it’s hard to discuss issues like those here without sounding removed and condescending. It’s possible, but all in the tone.

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