December 8th, 2013
10:41 AM ET

Finding forgiveness

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela

Every week, the New Day editorial team brainstorms ideas for our weekly "Faces of Faith" segment. With Nelson Mandela's passing, we wanted to discuss something that many who knew him praise– his extraordinary capacity for forgiveness.

What does it mean to forgive and be forgiven, and does it matter if the decision is rooted in spirituality?

We sat down with Brent Strawn, a professor of theology at the Candler School and Psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere to discuss human nature and the quest for true forgiveness.

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