Generous Orthodoxy  




Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The power of forgiveness to evoke repentance

For a sermon about the power of forgiveness and its close connection to remorse and redemption, see these two links from USA Today:

The first one, which will appear in the paper tomorrow, is about rage and vengefulness.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-05-09-fire-hearing_x.htm

The second link, from today's paper, is about forgiveness and repentance. Here is the first sentence. Notice that this was the first time of breaking down:

After listening to two days of grief-stricken testimony, the band manager who started a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people broke down for the first time Tuesday as the father of the youngest victim spoke of forgiveness.

www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-05-09-fire-hearing_x.htm