This is amazing. I would pray for this kind of grace while also praying that I never have to endure what this man is enduring right now. The father of the young woman killed by the driver in Charlottesville spoke not of hate or revenge but of forgiveness and love:
“She had more courage than I did,” Mark Heyer said of Heather Heyer. “She had a stubborn backbone that if she thought she was right, she would stand there and defy you. If I understand her, she would want to do it peacefully.”
Even though he is still in shock over his daughter’s death, Mark Heyer said that people on all sides need to learn to forgive each other.
“I include myself in that in forgiving the guy who did this,” he said. “I just think about what the Lord said on the cross, ‘Forgive them. They don’t know what they’re doing.’ … I hope that her life and what has transpired changes people’s hearts,” he said.
I think we should all pray for this young woman and her family. And learn something from the amazing amount of grace they are exhibiting.
I suspect that with all the hot takes on this story everywhere this will be the most overlooked part of the story. Yet it is the most important part.