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Acts of Forgiveness: Faith Journeys as a Gay Priest

When asked if I would review Acts of Forgiveness , I immediately said, "Yes." First of all, I was intrigued by the title, Acts of Forgiveness.  For me forgiveness is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. I have written about it here in the blog several times. However,  I was also drawn to the book because it is a memoir of a fellow clergy person.  From the forward to the final page, emotions about church, religion and the treatment of others rose within me. As a woman, who was called to ministry as a child, but not able to answer that call until middle age, I understand Fr. Ted's fears, his trepidation, and most importantly, his joys at following his calling. In fact, I found many parallels to my own faith journey, the least of which was writing. What surprised and thrilled me was his relationship with one of my social justice heroes, Bishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu. Reading his accounts of his time with Bishop Tutu, I could hear the good Bishop in my head, as I