Forgiveness

After a visit to the Halocaust Meseum in St. Petersburg, Fl, I was reminded of Corrie Ten Boom a dedicated Christian, and her family who saved the lives of many Jews during World War II. She and her family were caught and Corrie and Betsie (her sister) were sent to Herzogenbusch political concentration camp, and finally to Ravensbrück, a women’s labor camp in Germany. Betsie died there and because of a clerical error Corrie was released just before the women in that prison were sent to the gas chambers. Did Corrie harbor hatred for her enemies. No! She found the answer to peace in the Bible. Love and Forgiveness. “Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.” Corrie Ten Boom

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

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