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Why should I forgive?
Live audio chat with Diane Marrapodi, C.S.B.
Noting that people look forward to getting a fresh start, to looking at things in new ways, Diane points out that forgiveness is one of the ways we can let go of the past and move on to the new. If we’re not willing to forgive, it’s like dragging tons of garbage behind us—hurts, regrets, and so on. We don’t need to be burdened by those thoughts. Christian Science helps us see God as ever-present Love, who shepherds our steps in bright, fresh, inspired, progressive ways. "There is a way out of hurt or regret," Diane affirms, and her answers to questions offer thoughts that can be a guide for each of us.
In this lively chat, questions range from knowing how to forgive oneself and others, dealing with relationships that include betrayal or dishonesty, and recognizing when forgiveness has taken place. Diane addresses regret over past events, how to feel at peace when someone has passed on and forgiveness seems impossible, forgiveness in business situations, and dealing with adult children's actions.