22: Radical Forgiveness
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A barrier to mounting powerful actions for species and ecosystems is the loss of forgiveness. We face self-blame for the ineffectiveness of environmentalism. We give ourselves unrealistic schedules of work. We can be harder on ourselves than the polluters because we are more familiar with the facts of the crisis, which are devastating.
This is a time of name-calling and finger-pointing, and it's not just from extremists. It's everywhere. But we've learned in the Earth Church that right-thinking doesn't persuade like spiritual joining. Would we ever offer best wishes to Jamie Dimon or Jeff Bezos? In this radio show we listen to reconciliations in Rwanda. At the sentencing of Dylan Roof, we witness radical acts of compassion.