by Stanley Hauerwas
How should we deal with the wounds of history? In a community tormented by its ever present past should we not ‘forgive and forget’?
No, says Stanley Hauerwas. Christians are required to confess and remember their sins, but they are also required to remember the sins of those who have sinned against them. Any reconciliation that does not require such a remembering cannot be a reconciliation made possible by the cross of Christ.