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According to the BBC, the teenage children of a victim of the Charleston church massacre, Sharonda Singleton, 45, said they have already forgiven their mother’s killer. ‘We already forgive him for what he’s done, and there’s nothing but love from our side of the family,” they said.
How does one find the ability to give forgiveness only hours after a loved one is murdered? Although I’m Jewish, I went to Catholic school in England. I learned that if one finds and accepts Jesus Christ, all is forgiven. I understand this aspect of Christian theology.
But this doesn’t feel right. Process the shock. Deal with the human emotion of anger and rage. Comprehend the loss.
I don’t understand. Would someone please explain? Would you be able to do the same?
Image: Stephen B. Morton, Associated Press