Apparently, some are unaware that forgiveness and sanction are not mutually exclusive, but should, often, work closely together.
Importantly, forgiveness cannot preclude punishment. In fact, punishment can be an important part of forgiveness.
Both parties, the victim and the perpetrator, can give and seek forgiveness, respectively, and both can understand that a proper sanction should be a part of the forgiveness process. The criminal should take responsibility for their crimes, confess to them, accept the sanction given and seek forgiveness based upon true sorrow and repentance.
First of all DONNA my heart goes out to you and your family, capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated, can be compared." And Nikki, ask... more
Forgiveness & sanction, together Dudley Sharp,Mon Jan 9 07:54
Petra, I do beleive you live in a dream world. I can understand your heart going out to someone losing their child, but in this case you know nothing about and sit and write on a computer about... more