There can be no future without forgiveness. Nations, as well as individuals, need to forgive others for past exploitation and suppression. The best example of forgiveness in the 20th century is probably Nelson Mandela. He chose the path of forgiveness and reconciliation rather than the policy of revenge and vindictiveness—and this after being incarcerated for 27 years, the longest serving political prisoner in the world at that time. (Kendall, R. T. Total Forgiveness. p xii-xiii. FL: Charisma House, 2007)