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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A quote to remember

Last night on CNN's "Larry King Live":

Bob Meyers, whose brother Dean, 53, was shot dead while pumping gas in Virginia, called Tuesday's execution of John Allen Muhammad, known as the DC Sniper, surreal.

Meyers said he had forgiven Muhammad and pointed out two reasons.

"One is that God calls for me to do that in the Bible and the second thing is related to that. If I don't, it rots me from the inside out. It doesn't really hurt John Muhammad or anybody that I have bitterness against."

8 comments:

Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell said...

I rarely watch Larry King, but did see this interview. When he was asked about the experience and he described it as "surreal," he had such a look on his face.
I believe that seeing someone put to death really doesn't give people the "closure" they are seeking.
However, I was impressed by Bob's insights into forgiveness. He's right, negative thoughts and bitterness hurts no one but ourselves.

Debbie said...

Wow; amazing to read that. But his words are so true. Bitterness does rot you from the inside out. I've met many women who have been wronged and allowed that bitterness to define their lives. It's not worth it. When we forgive, we don't let the other off the hook ...we free ourselves. They will have to face God one day and give an account. But we can live in freedom and live and love again.

Blessings,
Debbie

BIKE LADY said...

I just loved what that man said. I think it's such an important message to take to heart. Literally. Thanks so much for your comments about this.

Karen Bannan said...

That man is just more evolved than I am. I think his faith and commitment is just incredible. I wish I could be as charitable and loving.

Ulrike said...

Hats off to him, I don't know if I would be strong enough to forgive.

jenhaupt said...

Forgiveness is a tricky thing; it's not black and white. So I love reading stories about how people forgive in situations that are unforgivable.

BIKE LADY said...

What feels authentic to me about his comment is that he's had enough time to process the pain, to see what it feels like on the other side--or at least further along, anyway. Yes, I would say he is in touch and very intimate with his own Inner strength.

Just Be Real said...

Great quote. Great forgiveness. Thanks for sharing....