Friday, June 20, 2014

mutual apology, healing, and forgiveness

I was struck with Richard Rohr's thoughts yesterday about the place and responsibility of relationship restoration and what it is for human beings move ahead with dignity.

"Only mutual apology, healing, and forgiveness offer a sustainable future for humanity. Otherwise, we are controlled by the past, individually and corporately. We all need to apologize, and we all need to forgive or this human project will surely self-destruct. No wonder that almost two-thirds of Jesus’ teaching is directly or indirectly about forgiveness. Otherwise, history winds down into the taking of sides, deep bitterness, and remembered hurts..."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey mate, just been looking at your blog to give me some ideas for mine. This comment is not about your Rohr reading specifically, just to say that the blog is an interesting read, particularly looking back at your first ever post, and that you continue to be a fine example of a reflective practitioner, as well as a fine friend. Oz