Forgive. Prompt #519

Invictus is a 2009 film starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

The story is based on the book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation about the events in South Africa during the 1995 Rugby World Cup.  

After spending 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela was released and elected as South Africa’s first black president, he preached reconciliation.

When he decided to support the country’s rugby team — long a symbol of white oppression — his countrymen were stunned.

“Forgiveness liberates the soul,” Mandela explains to a crowd. “That’s why it’s such a powerful weapon.”

Prompt: Forgiveness.

Write about the concept of forgiveness or absolution.

Write about someone you could forgive, or someone who might forgive you.

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