"With the dawn of each new year, we vow to make changes, usually little things--lose a few pounds, eat better, exercise more, be more patient. Sometimes those changes stick; sometimes by February we are wondering where our resolutions have gone. But what of the big changes--atoning for a life of crime, or giving up destructive or selfish pursuits, for instance? Are those sorts of big changes possible? Do we have the potential to stop in our tracks, consider our lives, and turn another way if we find ourselves far down the wrong path? In this Daily Good Spotlight on Redemption we look back through old columns to revisit stories of people who have reversed a destructive course in favor of positive, life-affirming choices, resulting in a fruitful blessing to others."

That introduces three stories of true redemption, the word we use to describe a great spiritual change.

Spotlight on Redemption — by Shari Swanson

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1910/...shari-swanson/