Linda L. Isaacs (New York, USA)
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While they were stoning him, Stephen . . . fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” - Acts 7:59-60 (NIV)
I spent my youth feeling angry and bitter. When I was 30, my marriage was falling apart. In the midst of that pain, I discovered the Bible. I came to believe that through Christ my sins could be forgiven. What relief! What joy! And yet I struggled to forgive others....
God’s grace can wash away all sin.
Someone I’m struggling to forgive
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Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.”
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