The world needs forgiveness. The world needs each and every one of us to practice forgiveness in some form as best we can. Even if we are not able yet to turn the other cheek… Even if we are not able yet to bless our enemies… Even if we are not able yet to treat others as we wish to be treated… Even if we are not able yet to forgive and forget… Even if we are not able yet to let go of judgments, prejudices, resentments, grievances and jealousies…. It behooves each and every one of us to do the best we can today and every day to dislodge even a smidge of our anger and judgment by extending a forgiving thought to another. The world won’t become a better place with bullets or other forms of magic. It requires you and I making a conscious effort to extend compassion, acceptance and forgiveness despite any unwillingness to do so.