LivingstonDaily.com. A tearful Corrine Baker asked the judge, who sentenced her to 13-30 years in prison for the second-degree murder of her young son, for forgiveness “for the horrible choices” she made. She lives with the death of her son “every single day.” Full story is here.
The Telegraph in London reported on Friday, February 24, 2012 that the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, asked forgiveness of families who lost loved ones at the hands of a neo-Nazi group that operated between 2000 and 2007. Merkel asked forgiveness because of police errors, which included false accusations toward family members who lost loved ones to the murders.
Irish Central. A prominent BBC presenter, Jeremy Paxman, blasts Tony Blair 15 years after he apologized (in 1997) to the Irish people for the mid-19th century “Potato Famine.” Paxman called the apology, issued about 150 years after the tragedy, “moral vacuousness” because no one presently alive was involved in the massive loss of life in 1847.
Rev. Michael Barry, the director of pastoral care at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, says unforgiveness is considered a disease which can affect your health, especially if you’re fighting a long term illness. Once you forgive, Barry adds, you release your burden of hatred and only then can your healing begin.??Watch the video.
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.