Welcome to the “Jesus the Forgiving victim” Forum, Ben, and thank you for sharing such thoughtful insights into your life. It is delightful to know that your have discovered the gift of the Christian contemplative tradition, which I have practised for many years now, so I am sure that we will have some fruitful and I hope enlightening conversations. I look forward to your reflections and queries about “an odd beginning”. I am sure that you will find the JFV course life changing.