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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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The Evil Fruit

Throughout recorded time various cultures have declared certain things taboo and their transgression punishable by death.  Hawaiʻi also had such a system and although it no longer prevails there still exists in Hawaiian culture an understanding that in order to be … 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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Stolen Dreams and Lost Souls

I know that there is crime everywhere but I suppose a secret part of my heart hoped that it would not be in Hawaiʻi.  Apparently it is.  In the Star-Advertiser I read that in a Hawaiʻi Island park vandals poured … Continue reading

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