Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Forgiveness is essential for humans to live in peace with one another. I believe Elie should forgive because without forgiveness, the world is nothing. By not forgiving others for the wrongs they have done you, can be a way of dwelling in the past, but forgiveness is the first step in moving on from whatever you have gone through. This process is not an easy thing to do and cannot be achieved instantly, especially for those who are survivors of the Holocaust. The things survivors of the Holocaust went through were horrific, and understandably, it would be exceedingly difficult to forgive the Nazis for all the deaths they caused. However, the only possible way for them to leave the Holocaust behind and move on with their lives would be to forgive and forget. God has a reason for all things that occur and He had a reason for the Holocaust. As humans, we may never understand the purpose of it, but we must forgive one another or the consequences will be forever living in the past.