Could you do it?

Posted: May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Forgive? That is the question could you forgive someone or yourself for something that is unthinkable? There is a sanctity to human life. We are born alive and being alive is a gift and a wonderful one at that. What if someone came to you and tried to take away this gift from you? Could you forgive them? Would you be able to go further and fight for their live if say they were on death row?  Who could? I mean even Mother Theresa or Ghandi would be hard pressed to do this right?  We would want blood, a whole eye for an eye thing, right?

Well, Raisuddin Bhuiyan forgave Mark Stroman for trying to take his life. Mark Stroman, walked into the convenience store that Raisuddin Bhuiyan worked in and shot Raisuddin in his face at point blank range. Somehow Raisuddin, survived this attack forgave his attacker and worked hard to get his attacker off of death row. He was not successful and his attacker was executed for his crime. The narrative is in a book, that is called, haunting in a recent  New York Times article. I cannot comment on the book yet, I have a full Kindle but this book will be on my two read list. I can however comment on the laurels of forgiveness.

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As is part of the human condition, I have been hurt and I have dealt hurt. I have forgiven and I have held grudges. I have been forgiven and I have also had grudges held against me. Let me say this, although it is hard forgiveness is as much for the man or woman giving the forgiveness as it is for the subject receiving the forgiveness. 

Forgiveness can be hard and seem impossible but well

“The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same.”


― Steve MaraboliLife, the Truth, and Being Free

 

peace

john3c

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/book-review-the-true-american-murder-and-mercy-in-texas-by-anand-giridharadas/2014/05/08/d2d18490-b047-11e3-a49e-76adc9210f19_story.html

 

 

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