Forgiving. That's what we will be thinking about and talking about and practicing at our book study this year. We are using The Book of Forgiving by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu as our guide. "With each act of forgiveness, whether small or great, we move towards wholeness," they write. "Forgiveness is how we bring peace to ourselves and our world."
Jesus talked a lot about forgiving - the practicality of it and the necessity for it. He also knew how hard it can be. Forgiveness, like any other spiritual practice must be exactly that - practiced. It is something that we do over and over and over again. We can't just talk about it or even pray about it. We have to do it. We have to learn to forgive; and we have to learn how to accept forgiveness from others. It is part of our call as God's beloved ones.
It's not too late to join us on Thursday evenings! Keep an eye on the events calendar for our meetings. If you can't join us on Thursday evenings for the study, please say a prayer for us as we gather. Or light a candle from 7:00 to 8:00 while we are meeting. Your support will help us on our forgiveness journey.
God bless you!
See you Sunday.