When I guested on my Hoochiemama Turnbaby's awesome BTR show a few weekends back, we took the concept of forgiveness and turned it every which way we could. At some point, the topics of atonement and making amends also came up.
Opinions varied as to whether the two are linked. We discussed how in some cultures, asking for forgiveness is a part in the process. Not necessarily as a condition for forgiveness, but as a step in the process.
I've been faced with a situation.
Let me ask you this...
Aside from whether or not you've forgiven, if someone has wronged you by doing something stupid and, well, illegal... would you give them the opportunity to redeem themselves?
Would you be willing to be a part of that person's "rehabilitation" process?
I'll let you all know the details tomorrow, but I just figured it would be interesting if I asked for your thoughts.
I like lively and constructive comment sections... so here's your chance!
"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."