Forgiveness Category

“Make Haste to be Kind”

Now that the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros have concluded one of baseball’s most exciting World Series (thanks for the sleep deprivation, gentlemen), the sports nation now leaves the boys of summer behind. But before moving on, it’s worth noting that the winners are champions after a decades-long wait. At least they didn’t have […]

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The Greatest Of These Is Love

It was this first week of August, more than 50 years ago, when FBI agents finally and horrifically discovered the remains of three Civil Rights workers murdered in rural Mississippi. James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner had been missing for 44 days, and had an informant not told authorities about their burial in a backwater […]

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Surviving Guilt

As I passed by a woman at a church dinner recently, I reached out to gently touch her on her shoulder to let her know I was there (I didn’t want all those well-prepared potluck casseroles I was carrying on my plate to get spilled down my shirt). Upon being touched, the lady jumped as […]

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