Power of Forgiveness

exploring the power and nature of forgiveness

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  • Where All of Us Belong(s)

      As we rise early on this Good Friday morning, I imagine that Simon Peter has not yet slept. Last night at dinner he insisted that even if one of the other disciples would betray Jesus, he would not. In the ensuing argument over who was the greatest, the strongest, and the most faithful, he had not given an inch. It was Jesus himself who had punctured his friend’s intensity: “Simon . . . Simon . . . listen. Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat.” Simon Peter’s vulnerability, fallibility, and his common condition with all the others were fact. Jesus continued: “But I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned...

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  • Nelson Johnson on Forgiveness

      “My hope for Greensboro is that this horrific experience, this tragedy in the taking of five lives, can be transformed by the power of the Spirit, into a case where there is more generosity, and more justice, and more respect for the essence and the dignity of humankind.”  –Rev. Nelson Johnson Reverend Nelson Johnson is the Executive Director of the Beloved Community Center  in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Pastor of Faith Community Church . With his wife Joyce, he was instrumental in encouraging the establishment of the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States. Nearly 34 year ago, on November 3, 1979, Nelson was wounded when members of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party attacked an anti-Klan march in...

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