Correction on yesterday's post: Julian and Sean did not both appear on CBS Sunday Morning earlier today. Only Julian did (or, at least, only video of Julian was provided on the CBS website). Click here to watch the interview.
A remarkable and haunting fact that the interviewer Anthony Mason brought up: John was abandoned by his mother Julia when he was five, and she died when he was 17, while Julian was abandoned by his father John when he was five, and John died when Julian was 17. That's astounding.
It was also remarkable to hear Julian express such grace and understanding toward his father, even after all of the emotional hardship he has endured over the years. He said that he has not only forgiven John but also moved beyond the pain of his childhood. I wonder if that's truly possible.