Tuesday, March 07, 2006

JULIE NICHOLSON, whose young daughter was killed in the London terrorist attacks in July, has resigned from the church where she was the priest-in-charge because she couldn't forgive the monsters. And what she writes is really impressive:
Forgiving another human being for violating your child is almost beyond human capabilities. It is very difficult for me to stand behind an altar and celebrate the Eucharist and lead people in words of peace and reconciliation and forgiveness when I feel very far from that myself.If someone were to say to me that my ability to forgive Jenny's killer would end the violence I could probably find the courage to do it. But I am not sure in my heart I would believe it.

Click here to send me an email