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April 24

Read anything good lately?Book of Forgiving

I have.  I read The Book of Forgiving by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu.

It was part of my personal Lenten discipline and I facilitated a class on the book at that time.  It is a work of insight and simplicity.  The path to forgiveness that it encourages has the power to change the world.

No, I don’t think that is an exaggeration.  In a world where people are killing each other over the smallest of real or imagined slights, where world leaders use schoolyard name calling and compromise has become a “four-letter-word” this straight talking, practical methodology that the father and daughter authors lay out is desperately needed.

The Tutu’s use the fourfold path to help themselves and others overcome small insults and horrific acts of evil.  It helped me see how to overcome obstacles on the path as well as encouraging me to face what I would rather forget.   Forgiving others and forgiving ourselves is hard but worthwhile and freeing.

Anyone can join the Tutu Forgiveness Challenge.  Click on the book title above.  Are you up to the challenge?  Do you need peace?  Are you searching to recover joy?



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