The Experience of Forgiveness

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[…]

Forgiving Coach Paterno

“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[…]

The Promise

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.

An Invitation to the Imagination

“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

The One Who Is Forgiven Much, Loves Much

Luke 7:36-50 I marvel at her, grateful for her embodied witness to the saving power of God’s love.  The woman in Luke Chapter 7 makes the gathering at the Pharisee’s house into a true thanksgiving dinner, even though she isn’t on the official guest list.  She gives testimony to the immeasurable grace of God as[…]

The Power of God’s Forgiveness, and Yours

“When you love people, you see all the good in them, all the Christ in them. God sees his Son in us. And so we should see Christ in others . . . and love them. There can never be enough of it. There can never be enough thinking about it. St. John of the[…]

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