Does your ‘forgiver’ need a tune up?

ST. GEORGE — If you are an accomplished forgiver, then there’s no reason to read on. If, on the other hand, you want to put your forgiving skills in better working order, read on.

Father Steve Brehe will lead three Wednesday night sessions on “Forgiveness” in January at Grace Episcopal Church, 1072 E. 900 South, St. George. Presentations and discussions will be built around “The Book of Forgiving” by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Reverend Mpho Tutu. Bishop Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 while archbishop of South Africa. After the apartheid era, he led South Africa’s truth and reconciliation process which is credited with preventing civil war and violence.

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Understanding forgiveness
  • Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. The four-fold path to forgiving
  • Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. All can be forgiven

Coffee, tea, and great conversation will be provided. Sessions will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. For those who want to continue the discussion, Father Brehe will stay till 8:30 p.m. or so. All are welcome to attend, and there is no charge for the sessions.

Interested participations should call the Grace Episcopal Church office at 435-628-1181. Copies of “The Book of Forgiving” are available in a variety of formats from Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

The Very Reverend Stephen Brehe is the retired Dean of St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral in Helena, Montana, and lives in St. George during the winter. In 2002 he spent a sabbatical working for the Church of Southern Africa in KwaZulu-Natal.

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