Forgiveness is the heart of Christianity. During these dark, tragic days since the Charleston massacre, yesterday this murderer was faced by the victim’s families during the bond hearing. They followed Christ’s example from the cross to give forgiveness to the shooter for the murders of their loved ones. Followers of Christ are to forgive the sin of others and ask God to forgive them as they forgive others. ( Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.) ( From the Lord’s prayer.)
From the depths of their pain and grief, these dear people found the strength to forgive as their loved ones would have wanted them to do. What a powerful image and example for the world to witness, a call for God’s mercy and grace, lived out in our evil world.
This Is Forgiveness and Love in Action!