Monday, August 1, 2011

Forgiveness: Six Sentences—August 1, 2011

PostSecret publishes secrets of confession every Sunday. Often, someone longs for forgiveness because they committed cruel, insensitive acts in middle school or high school. Other secrets tell of ongoing, life-altering pain resulting from that cruelty. What does the face of forgiveness look like when it looks back over the years and confronts the meanness too often inherent in adolescence? Can our older, adult selves release us from the bondage of angst-filled adolescent memories and forgive those who inflicted pain during those years? Can our older, adult selves step forward, face any pain we inflicted, ask for forgiveness, and live a life that abstains from cruelty and insensitivity?

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