‘Without being forgiven, released from the consequences of what we have done, our capacity to act would, as it were, be confined to a single deed from which we would never recover; we would remain victims of its consequences forever.” –Hannah Arendt
I have led workshops and classes in forgiveness for a number of years, in varied settings. One observation that I have made consistently is that the receiving of forgiveness is a greater challenge for people than the subsequest offering of forgiveness. I say “subsequent” because I find that the experience of being forgiven is critically important to exercising the[…]
“Forgiveness is a particular kind of love that seeks the best for another even when seeking to hold them accountable . . . Forgiveness is a sign that you have come to realize who you are.” —Nelson Johnson My initial memory of Joe Paterno is from December 1967. He was 41 years old, in his[…]
Forgiveness is the promise that God sees you in the fullness of who you are, in all your created, inspired beauty, no matter what has happened in your life.
“Forgiveness is an “invitation to the imagination.” It is not forgetfulness of the past, but rather the “risk of a future other than one imposed by the past or by memory.” –Christian Duquoc