Dennis Okari on Monday elicited mixed reactions after sharing an article that he had penned down about forgiveness.
The senior investigative journalist, whose messy divorce with KTN’s Betty Kyallo played out in public, left many empathizing with him.
In his piece, Okari highlighted the fact that nobody is perfect, adding that people make mistakes along the way and wrong others.
He went on to say that no one is taught how to forgive. According to him, it has to “come from your heart through true confession.”
While his short article was based on the scripture, some assumed he was talking about his split with Betty and they decided to comfort him.
The post read as follows;
No one is perfect. It sounds cliché but it is true. However, we all strive towards perfection. The road called life has so many bumps, trenches, rough roads and highways. We make mistakes along the way, we meet people who wrong us and we also wrong them.
Our natural human instinct does not know how to forgive those who wrong us. Forgiveness is a divine attitude not a mental act. We are not trained to forgive. No school can teach you that, no lecturer can impart that as knowledge, no instructor can coach you. They can only show you the way or explain what it is and what it does but it has to come from your heart through true confession.
When forgiveness is reduced to an act, it confines us to looking for excuses not to forgive. You will always find a reason not to forgive. Unforgiveness and bitterness have a relationship. A toxic courtship that brings forth children called Rage, Anger, Resentment, Depression, Contempt, Anxiety, Doubt, Envy, Frustration, Hatred, Fear and many other kids.
The tragedy of living with unforgiveness is that it enslaves us.
Your heart is surrounded by a dark cloud.
Your eyes are covered with dark smoke.
Your mind is still dwelling in the past.
You are present in the body but your inner self is locked up somewhere.
There is no sin that is so great that Jesus can’t forgive. The same way He forgave us, in the same measure let’s learn to forgive.“