Sunday, June 19, 2016

Twain on Esau and Forgiveness

Who stands first—outcast Esau forgiving Jacob in prosperity, or Joseph on a king's throne forgiving the ragged tremblers whose happy rascality placed him there?

-Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad.

It goes to show how far Esau had come that he recognized his erring youth and didn't fault his brother for taking his place as the rightful heir of their father's birthright. That is something that Laman and Lemuel could never forgive.

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