This parable was inspired by the garden of forgiveness in Lebanon and Beirut. Lauren Thompson created this story with a young girl teaching the villagers about forgiveness. It’s about 2
villages that never knew peace and raised their children to hate each other. One
day one wounded child looked to the other side and realized their enemies were
as afraid of her people as they were of them. She was tired of the fear and
anger. She encouraged the villagers on both sides to instead of throwing
rocks at each other to build a garden together.