“Who then is invincible? The one who cannot be upset by anything outside their reasoned choice.”
—EPICTETUS, DISCOURSES, 1.18.21
If you desire to mine the gold of good intentions in others, then forgiveness is essential. And it’s rarely a one-time thing. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was right when he said, “Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.”
Our morning prayer should be that in the Imitation: Da hodie perfecte incipere—grant me to make an unflawed beginning today, for I have done nothing yet.
— A Year with C.S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works by C.S. Lewis