Must we always forgive? Must they repent?


I am in Princeton for a couple of days and quite busy, so just a brief post. Driving down late last night I was listening to this past week’s BBC Broadcasting House, a weekly news summary. The first 20 minutes are fascinating reflections by victims of past terrorist attacks, the 1984 Brighton Hotel bombing by the IRA and the 2005 London Underground bombing. The question each addresses, and one person is a vicar, is whether or not they can ever forgive the attackers. I am thankful that I have never been in their positions and I cannot honestly tell you what my response would be. I know what it should be…

Well worth the 20 minutes or so. Direct link to the MP3 file.

 

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