Tag Archives: forgiveness

What Do Ancient Jewish Scholars Say About How to Forgive?

YOU WILL BE SURPRISED There is a core misunderstanding among Evangelicals, Protestants and Catholics today with regard to rabbinical writings on forgiveness. In Matthew 18:21, an enthusiastic Peter asks Jesus “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” The typical explanation follows these lines. “Jewish […]

Forgiving Path Testimony from Chris M. (Kelowna)

“When I started the Forgiving Path, I was skeptical thinking that the crimes committed will not only be ignored, “whatever” and my complaint won’t be heard, “so sad, too bad! Sucks to be you!”.  After all, the judge of all the earth has much “bigger things to do”.  After the station 7, I was able […]

Forgiving Path Testimony from Blane D. (Kelowna, BC)

When I went thru the Forgiving Path, I did so out of curiosity and with more of an academic mindset. I wanted to “check it out” to see if it really did work, if the FP could be an effective means to work out issues involving and understanding forgiveness. But I also wanted to understand […]

Narcissists Can’t Forgive: It’s Science!

Narcissists can’t forgive! OK, put this in the category of ‘No kidding!’According to a 2004 study by Julie Exline (et al) published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Vol 87, 2004), narcissism is a “robust distinct predictor of unforgiveness”.It would seem that the narcissisist’s innate expectation of special treatment and preoccupation of defending […]

Awkward Holiday Gatherings?

I read a very insightful book by Terry Hargrave, Families and Forgiveness: Healing Wounds in the Intergenerational Family (New York:Brunner/Mazel Publishers, 1994). Very insightful and on point with the philosophy held by this website. It is particularly helpful to help us understand why so often our high romantic expectations of wonderful family Holiday gatherings don’t […]

Thoughts on Suffering by Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

Thoughts on Suffering from Tolkien and Lewis  “Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue? What’s happened to the world?” 
“A great Shadow has departed,” said Gandalf, and then he laughed and the sound was like music, or like water in a […]