A reader asks re yesterday's column if forgiveness, not an apology, is the necessary first step for the CWP survivors if they hope to lead the way to reconciliation.
"First of all forgiveness initiates healing with the person forgiving and opens the door for others to heal because forgiveness is about the truth of the matter and it allows others to engage in that truth."
It's a powerful idea, and it would be a powerful statement by the survivors, but I don't know if forgiveness can or should come before some statement of regret by the City. And I don't know that the City is equipped to go first in the apology department...
Somebody has to take the lead.