, you can't brush me off that easily.
I didn't say that getting over stuff does not apply to me. It applies to everyone.
However, I don't think forgiveness is necessarily the best way to think about it - because it's not a well-defined term.
Why would I be nice to someone who hurt me or simply did something I don't like?
Even business terms like solution focus vs problem focus are more clear.
Also, forgiveness carries with it the flavour of an imposed moral obligation. And I don't think there is one.…
i Jennifer Krause, the author of “The Answer: Making Sense of Life, One Question at a Time,” “but I do see it in the much greater context of a human drama that is playing out in sensationally terrible ways in America right now.”
“The Talmud teaches that a person who only looks out for himself and his own interests will eventually be brought to poverty,” Rabbi Krause added. “Unfortunately, this is the metadrama of what’s happening in our country right now. When you have too many people who are only looking out for themselves and they forget the other piece, which is to look out for others, we’re brought to poverty.”
According to Jewish tradition, the last question people are asked when they meet God after dying is, “Did you hope for redemption?”
Rabbi Wolpe said he did not believe Mr. Madoff could ever make amends.
“It is not possible for him to atone for all the damage he did,” the rabbi said, “and I don’t even think that there is a punishment that is commensurate with the crime, for the wreckage of lives that he’s left behind. The only thing he could do, for the rest of his life, is work for redemption that he would never achieve.”
More on this article here but before you go there, do you think anyone can say with absolute assurance that another "would never achieve" redemption in this life? I understand Rabbi Wolpe is wounded but can anyone move beyond God's forgiveness? Who knows what transpired in the life of Judas in the last moments?…