National Random Acts of Kindness week, kicked off by Valentine’s Day, has everyone smiling, opening doors and handing out hugs and chocolates. Want to join in and do something kind? Try forgiving someone who has hurt you. Not only will you feel better, your health will benefit as well.
The Bruderhof, a Christian community founded in the 1920s in the Anabaptist tradition, focuses on living the life of the early Christians and engages in many concrete initiatives that aim to infuse the Christian message into today???s society. One of their main forms of outreach involves bringing a message of forgiveness and reconciliation to thousands of youth in the U.S. each year and collaborating with various international organizations who share their passion for peace.
The New York Times. Very few Jewish athletes have played on German teams since World War II.??Read about hockey player, Evan Kaufmann, and his struggle beyond the game as he finds himself an American Jewish athlete transplanted to the country where his grandparents were killed. Forgiveness is a theme that is part of his experience as he and his wife make their adjustments.
Read about a controversy that has developed in what is often called the “political correctness” department that is taking place on national television. At the heart of the controversy, however, is an important lesson about “conditional” or “earned” forgiveness.
TV reporter Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC says Asian Actress Lisa Chan “deserves to be forgiven.”
Read an excerpt from “Taking Out the Trash,” chapter 5 of the book??Real Marriage??by Pastor Mark Driscoll.