Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This is one of the most interesting news stories I've heard recently, an example of reconciliation, and how something good can come out of a horrible act of violence, http://news.aol.com/article/rape-victim-convicted-man/375591. A person wrongly accused of a crime he didn't committ, and imprisoned for eleven years. Then the conviction is reversed and followed by a confession, a prompt act of forgiveness, and now the two have written a book together called "Picking Cotton." They and and their families are now friends. If you have time, listen to and watch the video part of the story from 60 Minutes. I found it very moving. It's at http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/03/06/60minutes/main4848039.shtml .

What does it say about our society in that the most unbelievable aspect of this story is not the crime committed, the false accusation, and the wrongly convicted victim, who twice received a life sentence for the violent act of someone else............but the act of forgiveness?

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