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Forgiveness

In An Essay on Criticism, Alexander Pope wrote the famous words, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” International Forgiveness Day is August 2nd. Yet so many of us struggle with forgiving. Think back… Have you forgiven an old hurt, or do you feel forgiving would be letting someone off the hook for real harm done? Do you long for forgiveness from someone you have hurt? Can people really forgive and forget? How has forgiveness or the lack of it impacted your life? Share your forgiveness stories forward.

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Catskill Weekend
J was my husband’s college roommate and the two have been very close since then.   In fact J and his wife K are among [...]

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A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
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This is a story about a time that I tried to forgive and did such a bad job of it that I ruined the friendship entirely.
The Four Things I Told My Mother in Hospice
The last person to know me from moment one was reaching the end. What did she want to hear from me? What did I want to say to her?
Letters to my Mother
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A Two-Way Path
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Her implication was clear. She was upset with me. While I was abashed and said I was sorry, our relationship was considerably [...]
The Forgiven
I’ve had my fair share of opportunities to forgive if not forget. (If I do forget, which happens, it’s because I’m forgetful, [...]
Can Friendship and Forgiveness Coexist?
Can you forgive a friend? My answer is a resounding “yes.” In fact, it goes beyond something you can do to something you must do.
Forgiveness
For better and worse, I have the mind of a joke teller.  Indeed, I was told a few years by a prominent Russian-American [...]
Weddings Are Complicated
My brother was married in the chapel of Hebrew Union College on his 35th birthday. It was not a big, elaborate ceremony, but [...]

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Long Long Time
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It has been nineteen weeks since we first started trying to "flatten the curve." How are we doing? Results are mixed.

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Think back about …

Forgiveness

In An Essay on Criticism, Alexander Pope wrote the famous words, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” International Forgiveness Day is August 2nd. Yet so many of us struggle with forgiving. Think back… Have you forgiven an old hurt, or do you feel forgiving would be letting someone off the hook for real harm done? Do you long for forgiveness from someone you have hurt? Can people really forgive and forget? How has forgiveness or the lack of it impacted your life? Share your forgiveness stories forward.

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