St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
The Power of Forgiveness
We live in dramatic times. Our current state has been referred to as “the age of alienation.” Nations, families, individuals, government agencies, corporations and others are alienated from one another. In fact, many are far beyond alienation to hostility, terrorism and open conflict – even armed conflict.
What can we do? How does forgiveness fit into the equation? What is forgiveness anyway? What can forgiveness accomplish? Is forgiveness a first step or a final step in some process?
For the next few weeks, the Coffee and Conversation group will be viewing and discussing a film by Martin Doblmeier entitled “The Power of Forgiveness.” The film features Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh and other well-known figures.
This film won an award as the Best Documentary in 2007, but it is every bit as relevant today, if not more so.
You will do yourself a favor by participating in this study. Besides, you will have fun despite the topic. We’ll throw in the hot beverages and goodies for free. Treat yourself.