So I thought about it. If we jump immediately into forgiving ourselves after yesterday’s stupidity – then nothing. Jump straight to good news, overcompensating saying, “Look we’re okay people, see?” No. Not yet.
Sometimes I think ‘the rushing into forgiveness’ nourishes the mediocrity too. So I say, not yet. No forgiveness for me yet – eventually, a resounding YES. That is where we want to go. All decisions must go towards the direction of forgiveness. But again, not yet.
For now – I will feel this sting. There will be another time for the phoenix moment.
For now – SHAME, my leaders, SHAME.
-24 August 2010 Singapore
(after moderating an open forum re: the hostage incident in Manila the day before)