A Nollywood and Controversial Actress, Tonto Dike has said that the alleged sins of her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill is forgiven for the sake of the Child they had together, King Andre.
This was revealed during an interview She had with a renowned journalist, Dele Momodu on the importance of forgiveness, adding that she has come to realize that forgiveness is not about the next person but about oneself.
When asked about her attitude to forgiveness and vindictiveness, she said;
“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 forgiveness 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 on me until someone really explained it.
So today I would tell you that for me it comes really easy. I forgive a lot but I just don’t like to get provoked by the things that you do after it. I think forgiveness is essential for one’s growth”.
Asked if there is anyone she would never forgive in her life, she said;
“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”.
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?”
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