Robert Downey Jr. Urges Forgiveness for Mel Gibson

While I admire his talents as an actor, I have no idea what kind of religious beliefs Robert Downey Jr. holds. Still, I can’t help but think his recent speech involving Mel Gibson at this month’s American Cinematheque Award Ceremony at least resonates with biblical teaching, particularly the correlation Jesus draws between being forgiven much and loving much (see Luke 7:36-50) and his instruction that we should pray to our Father to “forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors” (Mat. 6:12, my emphasis). Take a look:

Here’s Christianity Today’s short write-up.

(My thanks to Scott Johnson for sending this my way.)

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