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Psalm 126:7 Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.
The daughter of one of the victims of this latest attack was quoted in the media, speaking words to the killer, “You hurt me. You hurt a lot of people, but God forgives you, and I forgive you.” Words like these are humbling and inspiring, and perhaps they also indict my own difficulty forgiving others at times. I pray that one day all those who weep today will come again with joy. Somehow, I think the daughter who forgives is already on the way to shouldering her sheaves. Only by God’s grace can we forgive such evil.
Today the Church remembers James Theodore Holly, Bishop of Haiti, and of the Dominican Republic, 1911.