“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” -Corrie ten Boom
Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who was arrested by the Nazis for harboring and aiding Jews during World War II. In the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp she and her sister Betsie were horribly mistreated, and her sister died as a prisoner. Many years later, after speaking in a church basement about her experiences, Corrie was approached by a former guard from Ravensbruck – who had become a Christian – who asked her for forgiveness.
It was, according to her, the hardest thing she had ever been asked to do.