Barbara Cawthorne Crafton will offer a Quiet Day at General Seminary on the theme Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn't on Saturday, June 8, 2013. She writes: "Peter asked Jesus how many times he must forgive a brother who had wronged him. Seven? But no: It was seventy times seven. Which is 490 times. Most of us have a hard time doing it even once! Might that not be because we have some unhelpful ideas about what constitutes forgiveness? We will explore this possibility, and emerge from our time together with renewed hope about dealing with a consistent and often painful human problem."
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Crafton is an Episcopal priest and author of many books. She heads The Geranium Farm, an institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. The Farm publishes her Almost-Daily eMo, a meditation read online by tens of thousands worldwide.
The Quiet Day will be part of a three-day course on Retreats and Quiet Days Leadership, which will offer students learning and experience in the art of designing and leading structured, prayerful time apart from the busy pace of daily life. Topics will include different formats in relation to audience and context; the power of silence; the writing and offering of meditations; techniques for guiding interactions among retreatants; and the purpose of a leader's individual conversations with retreatants.
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