Join us for a Wired Word Conversation on
Tuesday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
This next week, The Wired Word highlights the story of an immigrant who was shot in the face 10 days after 9/11 because his assailant mistook him for an Arab he held responsible for the terrorist attack on America. The wounded man eventually forgave the gunman and lobbied the court for a stay of execution in his case. We thank the subscriber who suggested this story, which reappeared in the news last month as the nation observed the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Our focus for this lesson will be on the nature and practice of forgiveness.
In her book, I Choose to Forgive: An Intimate Journey with God, former missionary, Dianne B. Collard, wrote about her heart-wrenching journey to forgive the man who murdered her son: "We live in a fallen world where offenses and serious grievances occur in every person's life. These painful situations ... demand that we face the question, 'Does God expect me to forgive?'" Collard struggled to find the answer to that question.
"How does God define and demonstrate His forgiveness?" Collard asks. We too will ask that same question as we gather together for conversation and reflection.
Join us this week — Tuesday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m.
To receive a Zoom invitation or if you have any questions, please contact the church office or Rev. Linda