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Time as Absolution

February 23, 2019

Religion (at least certain versions of it) offers a clean slate: “all is forgiven.”

Yet mere time offers something almost as powerful. We can’t undo things we’ve done, but we can choose to begin again, to do our very best, from a clean slate. Rather than forgiveness, we’re granted time and agency. What a gift: to wrong someone, to regret it, and to realize you have an entire lifetime to make it right, starting right now.