Accusations, Faith, and Forgiveness

In an episode of House, the title character treats a disgraced priest. The priest has been accused of molesting a teenage boy and has since lost his faith. At the climactic scene, the teenage boy visits the priest in the hospital only to confess and apologize for falsely accusing him years ago. When faced with this penitent former congregant, the priest shakingly forgives the boy and extends grace. The episode ends with the priest being diagnosed and having a renewed faith in God. His life has been completely turned around (season 5, episode 15, “Unfaithful,” directed by Greg Yaitanes, aired February 16, 2009, on Fox).

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