This hour-long documentary powerfully demonstrates that those who are able to embark on a process towards forgiveness — though heartrending and difficult — find it to be the path to inner healing.
“Journey Toward Forgiveness” does an excellent job in showing examples of people who learned to forgive through a “process,” and the relief it brought. The film includes the parents of a 13-year-old daughter who was murdered, a man dying of cancer who lost the support of his brother who quit visiting him, the parents of a girl killed in a car accident by a drunken driver, a Cheyenne Indian who finds reconciliation with the descendants of the military men who killed his ancestors, a black man whose brother was killed by a white sheriff, and a man who lost his daughter during the Oklahoma City bombing.
Several family members and friends of those featured in the documentary appear for support, and one family says they haven’t reached the point of forgiveness — a heart-wrenching admission from a struggling family. A minister prays with the man whose brother no longer visits, and a woman says The Lord’s Prayer as her husband once did, although she was bitter with God for his death before she finds healing through forgiveness. “Journey Toward Forgiveness” is sure to touch people’s emotions, and we are pleased to award it our Faith Friendly 12+ Seal. This film is educational, informative, and well worth seeing. It makes the question abundantly clear that, more often than not, forgiveness is a process.