Please answer these questions, according to number, on a piece of paper:
1. How does being redeemed differ from being forgiven? Which comes first? Is being redeemed harder? Why?2. When and why do people need to be redeemed? Is redemption in the eye of the beholder, or are there objective standards for it?
3. Are some people irredeemable? Why?
4. Do institutions, corporations or nations ever need to be redeemed? How can they achieve redemption?
5. Is there anything you've ever done, or failed to do, for which you sought redemption? What was it, and how did you seek redemption? Did you achieve it?
6. Have you ever witnessed or been a party to the redemption of someone else? How and why did this happen?
Please include your name, address and daytime and evening phone numbers.
Mail responses to ``Redemption,' News & Record, P.O. Box 20848, Greensboro, N.C. 27420-0848, or fax them to the attention of Lex Alexander at (336) 373-7382 by 5 p.m. March 6. Responses also may be sent via e-mail to lex\ greensboro.com