Two years ago my community was shocked by the kidnap, rape, torture, and murder of a young couple. The brutality of the crimes was and is almost unimaginable to those who do not know the depth of darkness in the human spirit enslaved by our ancient foe. Since that time -- and particularly now as the defendants are being tried, convicted, and sentenced -- we have been confronted with issues of justice, vengeance, and forgiveness. I find an article by Kh. Frederica Mathewes-Green helpful -- a review of the doumentary film, As We Forgive, on the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and the struggle for forgiveness.
As We Forgive
Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemesos: "Are there virtuous lay people in our contemporary world?" - (source) *Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!*
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