A recent Communique’ told of a Creation Health discussion in a closed country where one young man challenged the idea of forgiveness. “When you’ve been offended, revenge is the only answer,” he argued. To respond, the facilitator led the class through several real-life stories before the group finally agreed forgiveness is always the better way. The facilitator shares the sequel to that experience:
At our next session, the young man told how he and his father hadn’t talked for two years, ever since his father had severely wronged him. But after our class discussion on forgiveness, he said he decided to take the first step to see if he could find healing. He called and told his father that he wanted to forgive him. To his surprise, his father responded with an open heart; their relationship has been restored. “I feel much in peace,” he told us.
The same young man had also challenged a classmate who referred to an article that claimed good nutrition helps you live longer. He had been adamant, “What you read is not true. Your destiny is written and you will die when you have to.” Not until our seminar graduation did the young man admit he’s been practicing the health principles faithfully. He agreed they worked! In the three months of the program, he has lost 6 kg, He feels better and has more energy; his life has changed. Along with the weight he’s lost, he’s also lost the burden of revenge and gained a new relationship with his father. –A Creation Health facilitator