Forgiveness breaks the cycle. It does not settle all questions of blame and justice and fairness; to the contrary, often it evades those questions. But it does allow relationships to start over. In that way, said Solzhenityn, we differ from all animals. It is not our capacity to think that makes us different, but our capacity to repent, and to forgive. Only humans can perform that most unnatural act, and by doing so only they can develop relationships that transcend the relentless law of nature.
Philip Yancey, “An Unnatural Act,” Christianity Today, (April 8, 1991) p. 37.
With my love and my sadness, I come before you Lord. My heart’s in a thousand pieces, maybe even more. Yet I trust in this moment you’re with me somehow. You’ve always been faithful, so Lord, even now… When all that I can sing is a broken hallelujah, when my only offering is shattered praise… Still a song of adoration will rise up from these ruins, I will always worship you and give you thanks.. Even when my only praise is a broken hallelujah…
Mandisa - “Broken Hallelujah”