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Vail Daily letter: A common message

Michael Norton’s column (Thursday’s Vail Daily) on love and forgiveness communicates a timeless message which people of all beliefs must necessarily endorse because it just makes sense to love and forgive others who have wronged us. Love and forgiveness really must be “a part of our guiding values” because we human beings function best when we forgive one another. We’re all hardwired to love and forgive because God is a God of love and we’re all made in his image. Christ himself exemplified the ultimate act of forgiveness as he spoke from the cross: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” An atheist friend of mine once told me Christianity’s most important message to him was forgiveness. At least we could share one thing in common.

John Bartholomew