I've been thinking about the other thing he said which is the title of this post. 'We thought we could forget while what we really needed to do was to forgive.' Forgiveness is both an event and a process. The event is the conscious decision one makes to forgive and the process is daily living with that decision. However, sometimes the focus is on forgetting what has happened which undermines the process because I cannot consciously make myself forget something. The Bible says 'Forgive' but not forget.
So maybe I should forget about forgetting some things and just forgive every single time I remember.
There are lessons everywhere if we are listening..