Saturday, April 15, 2006

"Like the Lord... On the Cross... I Forgive...." a song I learned long ago...

God has plans for every human being created at conception, regardless of how long that person may live. Sometimes, things happen that to us seem terrible, and cause us to think that there is no purpose to suffering.

But we are told to pick up our cross and carry it. We are told to forgive injustice. We are told to love our enemy. We are told that unless we become as little children...... and we are told that for anyone who hurts one of his little ones, it would be better for him to have had a millstone wrapped around his neck and be tossed into the sea.

There is a REASON for suffering. That suffering sometimes brings about healing and repentance to others.

Need an example besides JPII who met with his near assassin? How about a five year old kindergartner... how about in a court-room... from a wheel chair?

An angelic little girl yesterday pubicly forgave the hardened convict who put her in a wheelchair for life, reducing even veteran court officers to tears in a moment of high courtroom drama.

“I forgive Anthony Warren,” 5-year-old Kai Leigh Harriott told Suffolk Superior Court Judge Margot Botsford.
“What (he) did to me was wrong, but I still forgive him,” Kai Leigh said.



Go read the rest of this story, and then, ( Watch the courtroom video they have )....

and finally, think about how needed every individual is... including those who are disabled....

God never promised that life here would be easy, but He did promise that He would be with us through everything, including tragedy... or at least what WE think of as tragic.


We cannot know what it is that will bring some soul to repentance.



Sometimes, it takes a Pope to go to his assassin... and tell him... "I forgive"......

But then again....

....sometimes, it takes a young child being shot in the back, having her spine shattered...

.....surviving....

....forever paralyzed from the chest down....

....to go on to tell the man responsible that he is forgiven...



.....and then, watch her mother have the courage to give that shooter not only a hand shake.....


.... but a hug.

God bless, and ht to Janjan.

2 Comments:

Blogger WriteWingNut said...

Oh my gosh!!! Oh my gosh!!! 5 years old?!! I am just bawling here! What an amazing story. I'm going to link to it in a post on my blog.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 3:25:00 PM CDT  
Blogger WICatholic said...

Yes, amazing, isn't it?

...And a little child shall lead them...

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 5:35:00 PM CDT  

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