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In Search of Redemption
Author Guest / June 20, 2017

Redemption (noun): The action of saving or being saved from error or sin. We all make mistakes. It’s a human condition, part and parcel of being a fallible mortal creature. Fortunately, most of our errors can be rectified by a heartfelt apology. No big deal, right? Then there are the biggies. We commit missteps that can’t be fixed by a simple ‘I’m sorry’, a bouquet of roses, or even by prostrating oneself in debased shame before the offended party. I’m thinking of acts which have caused extreme loss or pain to someone—or perhaps multitudes. Grievous crimes against humanity, if you will. Imagine you’re the one who caused such devastation. You didn’t do so out of any malevolence. In fact, perhaps the fault occurred because you were trying to do the right thing. However, you made a mistake and the worst possible outcome happened. Can you ever be forgiven? Redeemed in the eyes of those you harmed? Could you find redemption for yourself? Because in the end, you have to face up to what you’ve done. You have to answer to your conscience. Let’s be honest here. In most cases, we are our own worst judges. We hold our actions to…