We all like intense stories of forgiveness (hence this week’s Culture segment), but what does forgiveness look like in day to day life? What about those everyday annoyances and grievances? How can we learn from the past but not keep bringing it up? Are we really supposed to “forgive and forget”? Lisa and the panel admit to their forgiveness struggles and share what they’ve learned.
How’s this for a crazy story?: A cop gets a guy wrongly convicted for a drug charge. The guy gets sent to prison for five years. Years later, the men meet again and are forced to work together in a ministry setting. Listen as Lisa grills ex-crooked cop Andrew Collins and wrongly convicted Jameel McGee about their book, “Convicted,” and the power of forgiving others and forgiving yourself.
It’s easy to notice when other people are becoming green with envy, but it’s hard to recognize in ourselves. A listener knows she’s jealous of her friend, but can’t figure out how to get over it and not let it ruin the friendship. How can she change her thought patterns? Lisa Anderson weighs in.