This Monday we heard from an incredible speaker, Jeanne Bishop, Cook County Public Defender. She spoke passionately about her past experiences with loss and forgiveness. In the early 90’s her sister and brother-in-law were brutally murdered in their home in the Chicago suburbs. The detailed description of the murder and aftermath were heart-wrenching. She told us how after over ten years of completely cutting the event out of her memory, she decided to forgive the killer, a teenage boy at the time. She now visits him regularly and hopes to inspire him to become a better person. Her act of forgiveness was incredible and I found it difficult to imagine myself being in such a position.