Metta Spencer has written a thoughtful post, in response to a recent ongoing (?) discussion on Jim West's Biblical Studies mailing list. The discussion was about Forgiveness vs. Justice.
My thoughts: The power of forgiveness to heal and rejuvenate, and perhaps even to create anew what did not exist before, is probably always underestimated. And, it is well worth thinking about forgiveness, and perhaps how seldom it is that we or the world around us forgives when the opportunity or need arises.