To all our Jewish sisters and brothers observing Yom Kippur this Saturday–peace.
Forgiving Ourselves and Each Other
What does it take to forgive
when something unspeakably bad has happened?
What does it take to forgive?
I want to tell you a story about forgiveness in South Africa.
It begins in 1989.
Four black anti-apartheid activists had been killed.
A group of three black policemen were threatening to expose
some of their white colleagues for being involved in the murders.
Their boss, who was white, went to a man
named Eugene De Kock, a white South African
who led a secret government-authorized hit squad. Continue reading