Surprised by forgiveness

As the church year flowed into the season of Lent, we remembered a long essay, written last year in Comment magazine. Writer Joseph Keegin details his journey, searching for a way to forgive his belligerent and abusive father. After pouring through Greek philosophers, Stoics and even Eastern religions, Keegin concluded that theories about forgiveness always involved selfish motivations.… Read More Surprised by forgiveness