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What Do You Believe About Forgiveness?

posted Apr 15, 2013

“What would I believe if I didn’t believe anything?”  Great question – great book, by Kent Ira Groff.  Among the many stories Groff tells, to put us in touch with what it means to embrace the spiritual life, is one about a chaplain who was asked by a prison inmate to connect with the pastor of the church he had burglarized to seek the church’s forgiveness.  The chaplain made the phone call.  The pastor answered, his official board would have to vote on the matter. Several weeks passed without a word. The prison chaplain phoned the church. The pastor reported the news – “the board approved forgiveness, and the vote was seven to five.” Read more …