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The necessity of the past, present and future

(JNS) — The creator of the universe has given humankind the ability to forget. This is both a gift and a curse. Without the ability to forget, how can we forgive? Our ability to forget gives us room to heal.

But the necessity of remembering is also of great importance. By remembering, we can help ensure that we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past.

When we remember too long and too hard, we don’t allow room for forgiveness, rebirth and growth. When we forget, we allow others to fill the void with half-truths and outright lies. When we forget, we don’t have the strength to stand up to these ha...

 

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