Minister’s Blog

25 May 2019

Frances was murdered. Her mother was devastated. Her brother was consumed by a murderous rage. The police allocated four days to the case.

Daniel, the brother, never got over it. He wanted justice. He wanted vengeance. But there was nothing to be done.

Over the next two years, he went downhill fast. Finally, he took revenge – on himself. And his mum buried her son beside her murdered daughter.

I saw what hatred does,’ said the mother, ‘It takes the ultimate toll in one’s mind and body!’ Better to forgive if you can but it’s hard.

Look at the forgiving Christ on the cross and remember the old Chinese proverb, ‘The man who opts for revenge should dig two graves!’