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Forgiving God

Forgiveness is not something we do for other people. We do it for ourselves - to get well and move on.

It is one of the abiding privileges of being a Priest that I am asked to accompany people as they face the last days of life and prepare to die. For those with a strong Christian faith or even just a tantalising sense of the grace and love of God, such moments are always beautifully coloured by the knowledge that one day things will be set right.

For a watching world that frequently doesn’t want to engage or think about such things, it might sound ironic or even inappropriate. Read more