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December 09, 2008


Once again I benefit from your profound wisdom and courageous life. Since reading John Smed's chapter on Forgiving Debtors in his Kingdom Prayer series I've been asking people to pray for me as I need to learn to delight in forgiving the unrepentant. Your piece gives me something helpful to chew on. You're my new email quote.

Thanks for your encouragement, Mark. I think truly "delighting" is hard for all of us. I've tried hard to offer some practical helps for all of us who deal or will deal with this in my book. One interesting read for you though, might be Dr. Everett Worthington's Handbook of Forgiveness. He is both a Christian and a true leading expert. He offers some of the practical counselor's advice that can move these kinds of truths from head to heart to hands. All the best!

Catherine, thank you for this beautiful post. You write so well...and weave distinct stories together for a richer, stronger whole. I am thinking now of who I need to "gift" with forgiveness this Christmas, because your words have compelled me. Blessings to you in this holy season.

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