Normally, I’d say I really don’t care about issues like forgiveness. But then, I’ve come to realize that the fact that you will die one day is enough reason to forgive your neighbor.
That’s because when you are gone, it wouldn’t matter whether the person apologized or not, or whether you were able to pay the person back in his own coin. What will matter is whether your heart died, wounded.
Wounded with the words of others, words that bordered on issues that you would rather not talk about, words that pinched on where it hurt the most.
Wounded with betrayal on the day you least expected from the one you least expected. The one you would have taken a bullet for, happened to be the one holding the gun.
Wounded by life, itself. By the times opportunities slipped to an “unworthy” neighbor or the times death snatched those you thought you would never be able to do without. By the painful realization that life would go on no matter what.
But whether good or bad, everyone has a fair share of reasons why they would never remain the same again.
And whether you realize this or not, life is programmed to bring offenses your way. Whether you are sitting in a cave, picking your tooth with your leg crossed minding your own business or you are at Ojuelegba struggling for a bus, offenses will come. What matters is how quickly you let go and MOVE ON!
In summary, dear visitor, as you go on your journey, remember to travel light.