Tag Archives: forgiveness

Becoming Better

I heard about a situation in which a youngish teenage girl went to Confession and told the priest that her father had been forcing himself on her and having sex with her.  The Priest, incandescent with anger, confronted the father … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Fred has never particularly liked Gary; in fact some of their differences have been replete with shouting.  Currently, Gary’s life is imploding: The IRS has seized his house for taxes, he has developed diabetes which requires the insulin that he … Continue reading

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Our Heart’s Motivations

Many years ago she loved him for a multitude of reasons and he loved her for a few reasons but especially for the sex that their relationship enabled him to have!  One day it became clear to him their love … Continue reading

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What We Wish For Others

I recently read a quote by the writer Anne Lamott with which I resonated, “You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”  What … Continue reading

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No One Can Make Me Forgive

In the Orthodox Church there is the sacrament of Confession.  In the presence of the Priest as a witness a person speaks aloud of his transgressions to God and asks for forgiveness.  At the end of the Confession the penitent … Continue reading

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Sins Forgiven. How Will You Behave Now?

One of my most memorable visits in Hawaiʻi was to Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau, the City of Refuge on the Big Island.  The online site says the following: “In old Hawaiʻi, if you had broken a law, the penalty was death… Your … Continue reading

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Little Things

Once while passing through Kapiʻolani Park I stopped to observe the ways in which the homeless were making the park their home.  Some were sleeping on tables, some against trees, some just stretched out in the open on the grass.  … Continue reading

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