“If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them.
But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
“Forgiveness flounders when we exclude our enemies from the community of humans and when we exclude ourselves from the community of sinners.”
– Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace