and watch this video.
this is one of those forgiveness stories that is almost too much to bear.
since watching this the first time, I’ve tried to imagine myself in the role of each of the main characters in the story–the father, the parents of the young man and even the young man. there is so much tragedy and heartbreak in this world and yet, i absolutely believe there is forgiveness that can be extended and embraced, when we choose to follow the example of Jesus Christ — i love too, the idea that the decision to extend or accept forgiveness is made long before it is required.
i hope you find a moment today to rest and reflect on things that matter to you.
p.s. if you haven’t had a chance to watch this video, about Stephanie Nielson, watch it!