May 19, 2007
Forgiveness. If you went to a Christian Sunday school, the teacher probably said much about forgiveness. Sometimes, the lesson on forgiveness sounded like I was supposed to become everyone's doormat - and that I was supposed to forgive no matter what.
I had a couple of opportunities to visit this subject in the last few days. One came from someone I had not heard from in many years. This person offered an apology for a hurt that I had received (and it still ached after all this time). Given the circumstances, I was able to learn just how good it can feel to forgive and have an old hurt go away.
And then there was another. I had just gotten done telling a friend that now that we're offering rituals via podcast, Temple of Gaia now offers everything Jerry Falwell does except the hatred and bigotry. And then I see the news that Jerry Falwell died. Do I forgive that man, the one who claimed that Pagans, gays and liberals were to blame for 9/11?
News: Three bulletins concerning our victory in the Veteran Pentacle Quest, and how the victory is manifesting itself. Celebrations are being arranged and scheduled.