Monthly Archives: August 2017

On Forgiveness

September is a time of new beginnings.  Children head back to school; the air gets a little lighter and cooler as we move into Fall. Many Unitarian Universalist congregations hold water communion ceremonies to welcome families back from summer adventures and kick off a new church year.  For people of the Jewish faith, the High … Continued

On Forgiveness

On a recent visit to Japan I met Mr. Hirotami Yamada, who was 14 and in Nagasaki in 1945 when the US dropped the atomic bomb. He told me that action was “unforgivable.” In the presence of Mr. Yamada, I felt an uncomfortable mix of sadness, regret and what I can only describe as guilt. … Continued