Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn't
Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
What It Is and What It Isn't
A Quiet Day & Lunch with
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton
Saturday, June 8, 2013
9:00am to 3:00pm
General Theological Seminary
Peter asked Jesus how many times he must forgive a brother who had wronged him. Seven? But no: It was seventy times seven. Which is 490. Most of us have a hard time doing it even once!
Might that not be because we have some unhepful ideas
about what constitutes forgiveness?
We will explore this possibility, and emerge from our time together with renewed hope about dealing with a consistent and often painful human problem.
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest and author. She heads The Geranium Farm, an institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. The Farm publishes her Almost-Daily eMo, a meditation read online by tens of thousands worldwide.
Her many books include collections of essays (The Sewing Room, Yes! We'll Gather at the River, Some Things You Just have to Live With); daily meditations (Let Us Bless the Lord (Vols 1-4), Meditations on the Psalms, Finding Time for Serenity; a book of poetry (Blessed Paradoxes), a meditation about the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (Mass in Time of War) and, most recently, teaching about how people of faith experience depression (Jesus Wept: When Faith and Depression Meet).
When & Where
The General Theological Seminary
The General Theological Seminary, located in New York City, educates and forms transformational leaders for the church and the world. Founded in 1817 as the first theological seminary of The Episcopal Church, General embodies the belief that rigorous academics, vibrant worship and beloved life in community are inseparable aspects of formation for all ministries of Christ's church.