How do we arrive at forgiveness?
Because the road to forgiveness is personal, there is no absolute methodology or time frame. Rather, forgiveness is a highly individual and complex process.
Forgiveness: Stories of Redemption draws from many sources that provide a framework for forgiveness. You will explore how the Scriptures show that relinquishing anger and reconciling relationships leads to finding peace. You will also explore literature, which opens avenues of escape and embrace. In addition you will find a collection of moving stories about individuals who have dealt with suffering and injustice in their lives.
These modern parables of forgiveness are at once remarkably unique and universal in their messages of sorrow, faith, and compassion. As you listen to these stories, you very well may perceive parallels with your own experiences or memories. In making these connections, you will discover ways to heal and let go of past pains. Your guide on this powerful journey is Sr. Camille D'Arienzo, RSM, PhD. A renowned figure on the topics of forgiveness and social justice, she paints truly unforgettable portraits of reconciliation. James Martin, SJ, best-selling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, writes that these "powerful stories of forgiveness should be heard by anyone who has ever sinned or been sinned against, or anyone who finds it hard to forgive - in other words, everyone."
In encountering these compelling stories, you will discover the enduring power of forgiveness in your life.