How important is it to have a set time of year for forgiveness?

Fifth through seventh graders debated the importance of having a set time of year for giving and receiving forgiveness.

  • “You should have a day where you can confess stuff without getting in trouble.”
  • “Maybe it’s good to have a deadline.”
  • “You don’t need to wait for the new year to say sorry, but you do need a chance to start over.”
  • Forgiveness…to your body, to your mom.”
  • “It’s important because you can rely on it. Let’s say I did something wrong and were a little scared about asking for forgiveness. This way, I have something to latch on to.

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