Tonto Dikeh has revealed that she has forgiven her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill, for the sake of their child, King Andre, during an interview with Veteran journalist, Dele Momodu.
According to the actress, she has come to realize that forgiveness is not about the next person but about one’s self. She said she has gotten to read the part of the bible where God said he wouldn’t forgive us if we do not forgive others. She added that she forgives easily now but doesn’t like being provoked by the things a person does after she has forgiven him or her.
“A man I love and respect always, talked to me about forgiveness and I have come to realize that forgiveness is not about the next person.
“I know that forgivessness is not about the next person but the explanation I got recently really wowed me. It says I have forgiven you not because you have to be forgiven, I have forgiven you because I do not want to put myself in a place of stagnation when it comes to growth, I do not want to put myself in a place of stagnation when it comes to love, i do not want to put myself in a place of warship, progressing, my career.
“Forgiveness is a whole lot and I only just realized that the bible says that if we do not forgive, God cannot forgive us. All these things are in the bible but it never really made an impact to me until someone really explained it.
“So today I would tell you that for me it comes really easy. I forgive alot but I just don’t like to get provoked by the things that you do after it. I think forgiveness is an essential for ones growth”
”As at this moment, there is nobody I have not forgiven as of today 26 July 2020.
As of today, there is nobody I hold a grudge on but there are people who I have forgiven but I would never have a relationship with again” she said
Asked if she has forgiven her son’s father, she responded
Oh yes, especially him. I forgive him and wish him the best, for my son’s sake. I do. Why not?”
Watch her interview below;
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