A Christlike guide to forgiveness

Bea Roegge, C.S.B.

How can we forgive others? Is it possible to move beyond cruelty, violence, or abuse—toward healing?

In this thoughtful chat, Bea Roegge, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science in the Chicago area, addresses questions about acts of violence, like the recent shooting at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, remorse over past relationships, family conflict, and physical and mental abuse.

Bea emphasizes how true forgiveness wipes out whatever the offense may be and leads to peace and progress. Central to her discussion is the spiritual nature of each individual as the son or daughter of God and the unreality of evil. Bea develops and deepens her explanation of these theological points—which are essential to Christian Science—as she helps listeners understand the deeply spiritual, rather than intellectual, meaning of forgiveness.

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