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‘Forgiveness is a trainable life skill’

‘Forgiveness is a trainable life skill’

Rev. Lyndon Harris, who was the priest at St. Paul’s Chapel (across Church Street from the World Trade Center) on September 11, 2001, reflects on his process so far and has some things to say about forgiveness.


“[Forgiveness] doesn’t mean we forget the past; it doesn’t mean that we don’t seek justice; it doesn’t mean that we don’t stand up for ourselves and defend ourselves and pursue the truth. It does mean that we do it with a different energy.”

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Bro David - I hadn't seen the earlier item, but I guess I would say that Rev. Harris still has a lot to say about forgiveness.

Torey Lightcap

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David Allen

This is the same guy some here did not think too highly about a couple of weeks ago;

https://www.episcopalcafe.com/lead/news_reports/some_911_charities_fail_in_the.html

Bro David

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ATGerns

Excellent. Thank you.

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GrandmèreMimi

The Rev Harris' words are powerful, indeed. I agree that forgiveness is a trainable life skill. I'd add with the help of God's grace.

Thanks, Torey.

June Butler

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Peter Pearson

Thanks for this. I was very grateful that our readings today led us to speak about forgiveness. It was a real blessing to all of us at the parish I serve in New Hope, PA even though it may well be the hardest of all the teachings of Jesus.

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