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Forgive Me

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted on littleripples.org by Gabriel Stauring.

Forgiveness is not easy. Even in our daily, routine life, it’s often difficult to let go of negative feelings after we feel wronged—even if it was just someone cutting in front of us in traffic or in line at Starbucks. For nine years, I have been listening to stories from victims of the most horrible crimes by humans against other humans. There is no way I can imagine what the process might be in order for someone in those circumstances to be able to forgive—or even if they’d want to.

Someone that is an expert in forgiveness and reconciliation is the Reverend Desmond Tutu. He and his daughter, Mpho, have launched a month long Forgiveness Challenge, which started on Sunday, May 4. They are asking people to join them in a journey of discovery:

“The Forgiveness Challenge will help you discover how the act of forgiving can bring more love and peace to your life. When enough of us forgive – we can change the world!”

As we begin this journey through Darfuri refugee camps,