“Emulate God and forgive,” by Yoel Benhabib

“And God is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

Quran 4:96

A characteristic of many human beings is a lack of forgiveness. This is not a natural characteristic in us but a sign of disconnection from the Divinity. We, humans, have been created in the image of God therefore, HE who is the “Most Merciful” implanted “mercy” in us. But because of our sins and our distancing from God, we have become incapable of forgiving others and showing mercy when required. This does not mean that we can’t go back to our original state, on the contrary, the very solution is to turn towards God, emulate Him, and show kindness and mercy towards others.

 

Author: Yoel Benhabib (Historian)

 

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