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Sep252009

Seriously

Forgiveness is risky business—particularly when we are engaging in that peculiarly Christian practice of forgiving and loving our enemies.  Most of us really don’t want to see our enemies forgiven. We’re afraid that if we forgive, we are somehow minimizing the evil of their deeds. So when someone chooses to forgive an enemy they are often vilified by their friends.

I don’t know if Lisa Gibson will be vilified, but I’m pretty sure she’ll be misunderstood. But it seems to me that she has had the courage to take the Sermon on the Mount seriously. That’s a dangerous thing to do.

Read her story.

Reader Comments (1)

Thank you for sharing this, Phil. Taking the Sermon on the Mount seriously is a frightening yet powerful thing, as this woman's story illustrates. Keep posting!

October 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

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