Forgiveness is the answer
to the child’s dream of a miracle
by which what is broken is made whole again,
what is soiled is again made clean.
The dream explains why we need to be forgiven,
and why we must forgive.
In the presence of God,
nothing stands between [God] and us—
we are forgiven.
But we cannot feel [God’s] presence if anything
is allowed to stand between ourselves and others.
~ Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961)