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Forgive me, but I could not forgive a loved one's murderer

Forgive me, but I could not forgive a loved one's murderer

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." - Mahatma Gandhi Could you forgive a mass killer who murdered your loved one in the name of hate? Could you do so beyond merely saying the words? I could not. This past week, our country watched an inspiring example of forgiveness in the wake of the nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., who were allegedly gunned down by a twisted white punk. Not only did Americans stand witness to a public viewing of one of the victims, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. We also stood witness to a public lesson in forgiveness. I was personally moved by this public...

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