Sunday, January 2, 2011

To see yourself

To see yourself in the life of someone else is a powerful experience. "as we forgive", a documentary revealing the reconciliation of the Rwandese people after genocide, served as a reminder today of the power of forgiveness.

I knew it would be difficult to watch, I knew my heart would break for the survivors who lost parents, spouses, children. I did not know that, upon hearing the pain of the murderers, their fears, their belief that God's mercy could not reach them, I would recall a time in my life when I too felt that way.

Who was it that said the ground is level at the foot of the cross?

"as we forgive", a film by Laura Waters Hinson. Highly recommended.

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