Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Learning Forgiveness Through the Opened Heart of Christ



That blood and water poured out of the stabbed side of Jesus Crucified indicates his heart was punctured and emptied. But it was mercy, compassion and forgiveness which poured out of his heart. Even in his dying, Jesus taught us. Some years ago Oprah Winfrey had a young man on as a guest who had a very important forgiveness message for the world.

He told of having been abducted from a school bus by a neighbor man who took into the Florida Everglades, where he shot the boy three times and abandoned him. Two weeks later, on Christmas morning, the boy found himself sitting alone on the roadside. Passersby discovered him and took him to a hospital where he slowly recovered. The abductor was arrested and sentenced to prison. 

As he grew older the imprisoned man asked to see the boy, who by now was a grown man. The boy said to the man, "I forgive you for what you did to me years ago." The television audience was stunned. "How were you ever able to do that?" Oprah asked. "I chose to see myself more as the receiver of blessings than as the victim of a crime," the young man answered.

4 comments:

  1. A good message. Amen.

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  2. Jesus had healed him.

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  3. I have much to learn about forgiveness. I pray for God's mercy.

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