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Forgiveness

The book I talked about yesterday (Kingdom of Simplicity by Holly Payne) pushed me to spend some time with forgiveness.

Forgiveness, as it’s practiced in this community, (based on my reading and living here), is as much radical acceptance as it is radical forgiveness. It’s complicated. I always hold my reservations about whether a woman has to forgive a rapist or accept that it happen… but then a man kills 5 young girls and himself and the community heals by setting up a fund for the killer’s family.

That’s a lot to chew on. Their system isn’t perfect, there are power issues that aren’t well addressed… but how does/might/could a culture of community forgiveness change our living together? It seems worthy of our consideration…

and it’s another way to be in prayer…