Sermon by Stephanie Gannon, Intern Minister.
This Sunday, as we continue exploring what it means to be a People of Reconciliation, we'll examine the topic of forgiveness. What does it mean to covenant to forgive ourselves and each other and to begin again in love? What theological resources can we draw upon to aid us in the difficult process of forgiveness?
We'll look at different world religions' perspectives on this. When we cultivate greater compassion towards ourselves and others, we can increase the prospect of forgiveness. Alas, it's rarely easy or simple. But if you've ever truly forgiven someone, you know the freedom and healing that can result as broken and embittered hearts are transformed, first and foremost our own. May we be bold enough to envision more forgiveness in our lives.