Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thought for the Day

Gerhard Richter's Candle

. . . Forgiveness is for you. Forgiveness is growth.
If you don't have any forgiveness in you, it makes
you stagnate. You will never grow. . . .
~ Felicia Sanders*

Quoted from "Some Forgive, No One Forgets: Charleston, One Year Later", The New York Times, June 17, 2016 (This article appeared online, on June 16, as "Families Bearing Up a Year After Slayings in a Charleston Church".)

* Felicia Sanders is the mother of Tywanza Sanders, one of nine persons killed by Dylann S. Roof one year ago at Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, South Carolina.

May we remember:

Reverend Clementa Pinckney, 41

Reverend Daniel L. Simmons, 74

Reverend Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45

Cynthia Hurd, 54

Susie Jackson, 87

Ethel Lee Lance, 70

Tywanza Sanders, 26

Myra Thompson, 59

May we also remember the 53 wounded and 49 murdered in Orlando one week ago today.

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