Why Forgive?

Why Forgive?

Recently while discussing forgiveness practices in a workshop, I was asked about forgiving the unforgivable. It involved a little girl in New Mexico, Victoria Martens, who was senselessly and horrifically murdered. It’s the kind of awful story that forces nearly everyone to question how they could ever forgive something so terrible...

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Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

We’d completed a great deal of inner work during the forgiveness retreat, and I was leading a final closing exercise. A young woman approached me and tentatively asked if I would help her. Tears welled in her eyes as her body quaked in response to the memories of abuse rising up within her.

“Stay with me,” I said gently as her eyes started to stray away from mine.

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