Using the Screenwriters’ Technique to Forgive

To make a person’s story compelling to an audience, screenwriters use a technique to hook us in — they show us how the character is like us, a vulnerability, a  scar. a selfless action, or maybe how a disappointment makes them feel worthless. Without this glimpse into the character’s soul, why would we care about them?

I was thinking this morning that if we used this technique in our own “dramas,” we would forgive each other faster.

It’s not difficult to do. It just takes a little gentle thinking about someone (a soundtrack helps), maybe about their past, maybe about the origin of their pain.

We all need healing.

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