Session 6 – Forgiveness

Topics: Forgiving Self, Forgiving Others, Grievance Stories, Unforgiveable?

Resources:

 How Do You Forgive Yourself? 

7 Differences Between Guilt and Shame

 How to Forgive Others

Creating Grievance Stories     link: http://youtu.be/pbBfgzc-BlM

An Invitation to Forgive

Bishop Desmond Tutu’s Global Forgiveness Challenge

 

Reflection Questions for Journaling:

  • How do I feel about the difference between guilt and shame?
  • How do I experience guilt?
  • How do I experience shame?
  • How I have hurt others in ways that still bother me at a deep level?
  • What, if anything, is preventing my honest reckoning?
  • Is it more difficult for me to forgive or to ask forgiveness?
  • What are my grievance stories and how do they make me feel?
  • How do I withhold forgiveness from myself?
  • How do I feel about the idea that there is nothing that is unforgiveable?

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