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Forgiveness

Following Jesus into Radical Loving

Paula Huston

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Are you able to forgive those who have hurt you?

If you find it difficult to forgive, this book is your encouragement.

If you’re having trouble accepting forgiveness for something you have done, this is your inspiration.

With honesty, writing about her own failings, Paula Huston examines the intellectual, psychological, social, and spiritual meanings of forgiveness. She asks tough questions and then offers possible solutions, drawing a portrait of a truly forgiving person.

“One of Jesus’ most mind-boggling declarations is that we who hope to follow him must first be willing to forgive the people who have hurt us. Not only does this injunction show up at the heart of the prayer he offers to his disciples (“Give us this day our daily bread…”) but he restates it as a requirement for salvation: “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.” (Mt. 6:11-15)

“He also tells us that if we wish to live in relationship with God, we must first seek forgiveness from those we’ve hurt: “Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” (Mt. 5:23-24). Our damaged relationships with other people, especially when we are responsible for that damage, have a direct effect on our friendship with God.”

Paraclete Press, 9781557255709, 298pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2008



About the Author

Paula Huston's books include The Holy Way: Practices for a Simple Life, By Way of Grace: Moving from Faithfulness to Holiness, Forgiveness: Following Jesus Into Radical Loving, Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit, A Season of Mystery: Ten Spiritual Practices for Embracing a Happier Second Half of Life, and One Ordinary Sunday: A Meditation on the Mystery of the Mass.  She is also the author of two novels, Daughters of Song and A Land Without Sin. Currently a mentor in Seattle Pacific University's MFA in Creative Writing Program, she is a wife, mother, grandmother, and Camaldolese Benedictine oblate. Visit her website at www.paulahuston.com.