Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday
The 1940 Services of Religion for use in the Churches of the Free Spirit (the first joint Unitarian and Universalist hymnal) contains the following prayer: We remember our enemies, if there be any who have injured us or cherish hatred against us. We pray thee to turn their hearts and ours, that we may live peaceably with all [people]. If there be any whom we have wronged, move us to make amends and seek forgiveness at their hands, and may we freely forgive all who have wronged us.
Today, we consider what forgiveness can entail, among ourselves and in our community and nation.