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Forgiving The Unforgivable by Sherry Johnson
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About Sherry Johnson.
Forgiving The Unforgivable
Sherry Johnson. Books by Sherry Johnson. Trivia About Forgiving The Unf No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Forgiving The Unf Every person is not strong enough to handle the darkest of places. But for those that are they have the potential inside of them to help others. Welcome back. Along with millions of other couples out there in the U. We are determined to save our marriage. For him it's number two. For me, number three.
The statistics aren't on our side. Second and third marriages have even higher failure rates than first marriages, according to Elizabeth Gilbert , who penned the book Committed about her own second marriage. On one particular dark night, I went to sleep angry and woke up the same way. It had been like that for days, weeks and months. It hurt to be so pissed off at this man I called "husband" and an old lesson of forgiveness popped into my head.
I thought, "just forgive him, Jennifer. Just try. Make it like a little candle you hold in a dark tunnel and keep your eye on that flame. Forgive him every five seconds if you have to but forgive. This thought was the beginning of a major shift that nudged my rigid wall of anger just enough that I could see past my husband and peer into deeper shadows. The image of the little candle held in the dark was one I had used before, as an eight-year-old child when I had endured a sustained violent and sexual attack by a man three times my age.
Unable to escape, as a child, I took refuge in this image of the candle of forgiveness. I told myself that I might not even live to see another day but it would be okay if I just held fast to that light. To revisit forgiveness has meant, for me, that I had to revisit what it took to survive as a child and what I had been doing to survive for many years of my life. Yes, my marriage was in trouble but my own heart was in bigger trouble. Everything is already long forgiven and forgotten. It was then that she recognized in his appeal a way to leave behind the harm inflicted on her.
By means of this power, which she had not previously suspected and which now overwhelmed her, she freed herself from the shadow of a lifelong status as a victim. She pronounced forgiveness and found freedom — including freedom in the face of accusations that she had betrayed her dead sister. Mozes Kor did not see it that way; for her, forgiveness was a way to honor the dead — perhaps the only appropriate way.
It was a way that transcended all the requirements of a just punishment. The logic of retribution paled in light of her experience that forgiveness offers a way of liberation for both perpetrators and victims. And shall it remain into all eternity? Horrors that had seemed to be a thing of the past are now back with a vengeance. Guilt, shorn of any disguise, has reentered the language of politics, faith, and philosophy.
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The turn of the millennium was accompanied by a rash of apologies for guilt: the Boers apologized to the Khoikhoi, European Australians to the Aborigines, US politicians to the Native Americans. Yet in these apologies, the addressee has rarely been named clearly. In a non-religious world, who was the one who might grant forgiveness? The exception to this pattern is telling: in , when Pope John Paul II asked forgiveness for the historic guilt of Christians, he appealed neither to the dead nor to their descendants, but to God.
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Neither group, he argued, is directly involved in the crime, even if they are caught up in its aftermath. But how then can one reach the dead torturers and victims? Time cannot be rolled back. What does forgiveness actually accomplish — if forgiveness is to mean something more than just the restoration of social harmony? Most basically: Who is it who forgives?
What difference does it make to the crime or to the criminal — if any? The basis of any economy is exchange — a fair balance of giving and receiving. Exchange represents a pragmatic justice that evens things out. Yet where human beings are balanced against things, where value is balanced against price, and where life itself is balanced against money and commodities, the blurry and debasing nature of exchange shows up clearly.
Exchange breaks down when things that are unlike are treated as if they were alike. Such a gift is gratuitousness itself, it is pure grace.
The clearest example of this is love. Love cannot be balanced out through justice; love exists only when it is not owed, when it is freely offered. Remorse and forgiveness would then be logically separated: forgiving would no longer have a giver , indeed forgiveness itself would become mortal. Derrida asks: can forgiveness really be so time-bound, so finite? What sort of remorse could ever free a concentration camp commander from his guilt?
Derrida concludes that it must bepossible — perhaps it is even necessary? To that end, he turns to the biblical story of the original sin: the Bible speaks of the great sin of Adam and Eve Gen. It is necessary, it seems to me, to begin from the fact that, yes, there is the unforgivable.
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Is this not, in truth, the only thing to forgive? The only thing that calls for forgiveness? There is only forgiveness, if there is any, where there is the unforgivable. That is to say that forgiveness must announce itself as impossibility itself. It can only be possible in doing the impossible. What would be a forgiveness that forgave only the forgivable?
In other words: absolution is only possible in the sphere of the absolute , not in the relative sphere of human score-settling. Indeed, Derrida mentions the Catholic church, which actually offers such forgiveness. Although Derrida, as a Jew, does not belong to the church, he is likely thinking of the Catholic practice of confession. Pure forgiveness, in his view, can only come into being when the confrontation between two people even if both are dead is resolved through the presence of Another: a Giver of forgiveness who is not bound by time.
The dimension of this Other transcends the realm of human possibilities while drawing them toward the horizon of what is impossible, yet nevertheless imaginable:.