Day: June 21, 2015

Forgiveness seems Lazy; am I really expected to forgive Dylan Roof?

I spend a lot of time on the phone with my family. Because I am the first child and the only member of my family in the US, so it’s very important both for my and my parents’ emotional and mental health that we talk very often. In one day, I can call my father and have a one hour long conversation with him, then call my mother and talk with her for another hour, then call my sisters and talk with them for another hour. Also, I more or less talk with them every day. Ours is probably an extreme need to talk on the phone, but honestly, I relish the hours I spend on the phone with my family.However, I do not call my family on Thursday evenings because they are always at bible study. The devastation of Charleston did not hit me quite as hard until I had a conversation with Priscilla whose parents, too, are active in their church and regularly attend Bible study. She asked me to imagine that my family members had …