True Christian Faith In Practice

What does Macy’s have to do with healing from genocide? Nothing and everything.

Fourteen years after Hutu extremists killed between 800,000 and 1 million people — mostly Tutsis — in a devastating slaughter, Rwandan women are weaving peace baskets for sale at Macy’s in the United States. Not only does the work bring them a regular salary but the business is also fostering reconciliation between victim and perpetrator.
Woman opens heart to man who slaughtered her family

Read the whole article, please. It will bring tears to your heart. And after you read all the horrible things this man did to this woman, pay special attention to what she says:
“I am a Christian and I pray a lot,” she said, the pain etched in the lines on her face and around her sad eyes.

That, my friends, is what Jesus would do. I wonder how many of us in the “civilized” parts of the world could do this. Do you think George Bush could forgive Osama vun Lad’n for, allegedly, masterminding and funding the 9/11 attacks? Do you think John McCain could forgive Jeremiah Wright for his “God damn America” remarks? These are people who use their supposed “Christian” faith as a political battle ax, yet neither of them, I think, could do what this poor “uncivillized” woman did.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”


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