Forgive Him

Forgive Him
Supervisor and former football player, Sean Porter, works in the Kilpatrick
juvenile detention center with teens that have a lack of discipline, self-esteem and
perspective on life. In this scene Willie has been jailed for killing his mother’s
boyfriend in the middle of a domestic abuse situation. Coach Sean tells Willie
that despite his father’s lack of love and acceptance, he still needs to forgive him.
Possible discussion questions:
1. How has Willie been hurt by his father?
2. What does Coach Sean tell Willie he must do in order to win?
3. What is the reason Coach Sean tells Willie he must forgive his father?
4. Who is the person who receives a gift in the acts of forgiveness? How so?