History teaches us that we sometimes need saving from ourselves –
from our recklessness, or our greed.
God sent into the world a unique person –
neither a philosopher nor a general –
but a Saviour, with the power to forgive.
Forgiveness lies at the heart of the Christian faith.
It can heal broken families,
it can restore friendships
and it can reconcile divided communities.
It is in forgiveness that we feel the power of God’s love
Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022), 2011.