Thursday, April 26, 2007
This week I would like to share with you an article that was given to me from the New York Times. I think we can all learn about forgivenss from the students at Virgina Tech.
"One was a memorial to Seung-Hui Cho, the gunman who killed himself after shooting 32 students and teachers to death. At least a few people, as his site made clear have prayed for and forgiven him. Candles at Mr. Cho's memorial have burned to the wick. A plastic bottle holding flowers stands next to letters to him and his family, as well as cards and an American flag. 'Dear Cho,' a handwritten note says, 'You are not excluded from our sorrow in death although you thought you were excluded from o rlove in life.' It continues: 'I wish you had given us all a chance. Your choice was so final.' Another letter, handwritten and covered in plastic, addresses him. 'I hope that if I ever met anyone like you I would have the courage and strength to reach out and change his or her life for the better.' Another note says only three words, 'I forgive you.' " (New York Times, April 25, 2007, p. A17)