Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Ways of Thinking: Compassion and Forgiveness

Finding Freedom in Forgiveness

"In 1984, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino testified that Ronald Cotton was the man who raped her. Eleven years later, DNA evidence cleared him of the crime. The two are now frequent speakers on judicial reform. They live in North Carolina with their families."

This is a powerful and perfect story of fear to hate to revenge, and then to compassion and forgiveness, and finally to healing the suffering both Jennifer and Ronald had endured.

It’s this sort of deep personal introspection and understanding, a very profound compassion, that if all of us would practice will help us to mold a World at Peace.