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At Your Service

Sunday, September 13th, 2020 - 30 minutes

The Bible tells us that, to build a truly loving community, we must be ready to forgive when we've been hurt by the actions of others - and that's everything from petty insults to the killing of someone we love.
This week we tackle the big questions - is it really possible to truly forgive - and why should we even try?
To find some answers  we have a look at the Bible, and then go back to a remarkable conversation with retired Isle of Man Chief Constable Robin Oake, who stunned everyone when he said he forgave the killer of his son, Detective Constable Stephen Oake, who was stabbed through the heart during the arrest of a suspected terrorist in Manchester in 2003 - at the time of Stephen's murder, he was just 40, married with 3 young children, and had been in the Police Force for nearly 20 years.  
And as the Island's different denominations consider the best use of their church buildings, the Rt Reverend Paul Bayes, Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, offers some encouragement on unity.
Phil Craine de-mystifies prayer, with a lovely poem - and there's a great mix of music, from traditional hymn to Latin chant - and an Irish Blessing! 
If you'd like to choose your favourite hymn or sacred music (and dedicate it to someone who listens along with you, perhaps?) email me - I'd love to hear from you.  judithley@manxradio.com