Forgiveness is our monthly spiritual theme for February 2018.
Our Monthly Spiritual Themes guide our Chalice Circles. Chalice Circles are small, intentional groups that gather for spiritual enrichment through personal sharing. For more information on Chalice Circles, please contact our Circle coordinator Linda Benson.
Our Chalice Circle thoughts and questions around the theme of Forgiveness are:
“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.” – Desmond Tutu
When has forgiveness offered you a new beginning?
“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.” – Khaled Hosseini
Has a sense of forgiveness ever come to you quietly, unannounced?
“But remember that forgiveness too is a power. To beg for it is a power, and to withhold or bestow it is a power, perhaps the greatest.” – Margaret Atwood
When has someone used the power of forgiveness (or withholding forgiveness) to bless or harm you?
“Slide the weight from your shoulders and move forward. You are afraid you might forget, but you never will. You will forgive and remember.” – Barbara Kingsolver
When have you forgiven and remembered?