Are We Supposed to Forgive What Happened in Newtown?

A central tenant of the Course is that the only way to achieve enlightenment is to forgive everyone. OK, I can forgive someone who supposedly wronged me, but I’ve also raised two children and the thought of them being murdered at age 6 is so terrifying that I can’t watch anything on the news that might show one of the parents in Newtown. But what are the limits of forgiveness? In all the pain, confusion and terror of experiencing something horrific, the Course doesn’t ask us outright to forgive. It only asks us to consider a tiny opening in terms of finding forgiveness. The rest we must surrender to and ask for God’s guidance. But what does that mean and just how are we supposed to do that?

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  • judy S.

    I really enjoyed the discussion and group last pm!! I am so excited, renewed to be back with the group .... throughout the day today, I have carried many themes from last evening with me.

    January 10, 2013

  • Roderick

    Excellent topic and discussion, the time flew by...!

    January 10, 2013

  • Moira S.

    Superb gathering. The teacher and the topic brought out the best in us!

    January 9, 2013

  • Joy

    Do we have to RSVP in advance? I would LIKe to go, but not sure if I can get there on time.

    January 7, 2013

    • David

      No that's not necessary, hope to meet you. David

      January 7, 2013

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