Source: (2001) Lion & Lamb 31 (Winter). Belfast, Northern Ireland: Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland.In this paper Patrick Mitchel writes in response to Gregory Jonesâs work on forgiveness. Mitchel focuses on how much forgiveness needs to be embodied in Northern Ireland with its deep and painful divisions. In particular he considers Jonesâs perspective on the âburden of memoriesâ? and the significance of this burden for the people of Northern Ireland, where memories of both victims and perpetrators remain largely unredeemed. Michel, building on Jonesâs ideas and using an example from South Africa, reflects on the nature and potential of forgiveness for Christians in Northern Ireland, as well as for the general society.