(RNS) There is a striking facet of the recent tragedies that shines brightly amidst their grim darkness: The witness of Christians who, in the face of evil, have displayed the love of their savior and the forgiveness he alone can bring.
Articles tagged “forgiveness”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A person who has confessed “with a sincere heart” and is repentant cannot be denied forgiveness, the pope said.
(RNS) The forgiveness in Charleston and Boston has startled and moved people. But it has also provoked skeptics who wonder why — in the face of little, late or no remorse — victims have pronounced these violent young men “forgiven.”
(RNS) How does one muster the courage, the conviction, the moral fiber to grant such a gift to someone who has already taken so much?
(RNS) As a not-so-famous blue-collar sage once told me: “Selfishness and entitlement are such fast-growing weeds.”
(RNS) I believe in the great and small miracles that surround us every day. And I believe God is present everywhere if we only look. But that does not absolve God. I am demanding God take responsibility. I demand an accounting.
(RNS) Worried observers could have mistaken Pope Francis’ pastoral gesture to atheists as an effort to dilute the gospel rather than what he really intended — an evangelical outreach intended to bring nonbelievers closer to Christ.
ASSISI, Italy (RNS) Swimming against a global tide of religious violence and political polarization, about 550 religious and humanitarian leaders met recently here in the birthplace of St. Francis to propose a new way forward: love and forgiveness. By Charles Honey.