A Wonderful Gift

I started today’s Pew writing about fears I have for our country, but I deleted it. My worries are not the proper subject for The Pew. Let’s talk and think about something more important.

The word “forgive,” translates from the Old English as “to give, grant, or bestow.” It’s a gift that is offered, something that is granted to someone freely,  whether or not they have earned it. To forgive is a separate action, comes unexpectedly, unconditioned by the act which provoked it, and therefore freeing from its consequences both the one who forgives and the one who is forgiven.

Withholding forgiveness harms not only the repentant but the withholder. This weekend’s meditation asks is there someone you want  to forgive?


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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