“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” – Luke 23: 33-34
With these passages in mind:
In an incredible act, the child in Mosul, Iraq asked for forgiveness for her killers as she lay dying in her mother’s arms with fourth-degree burns.
ISIS torched the Christian family’s home in Mosul, Iraq, after demanding money for the Jaziya – a religious tax.
The country has been named the second most dangerous place in the world for Christians as ISIS drives thousands from their homes and threaten, torture and kill those who remain behind.
The terrorists were conducting their routine door-to-door threats when they issued an ultimatum to the unnamed child’s mother.
ISIS told the family to leave their home or pay the tax immediately.
Jacqueline Isaac, a human rights advocate, said: “The ISIS foreign fighters were at her door and they told her ‘you have two choices, you are to leave now or you are to pay the Jaziya’.
“She said ‘I will pay, give me a few seconds my daughter is in the shower’.
“They said ‘you don’t have a few seconds’ and they lit the house with a torch from the bathroom the daughter was showering in.”
Flames engulfed the family home and both mother and child managed to escape but hours later the child died from her devastating injuries.
Miss Isaac added: “The daughter had fourth degree burns and the mother took her daughter, scrambling, doing anything to save her.
“Rushed her to the hospital and her daughter died in her arms.
“The last thing her daughter said: ‘Forgive them’.”
The whole article is here.
Faultless Lord, enduring death for me,
You have consummated the debt of my sins:
Your sacrifice of forgiveness was absolute!
Grant me the strength to also forgive others,
To excuse their transgressions against me.
So I may truly reflect this spiritual fruit,
Obliterate any persistent feelings of malice.
Let each trespass end as a closing chapter,
My continuing on the road of righteousness.
Forgive my sins as I aspire to forgive others.
You are truly archetypical of forgiveness.
You are a most forgiving Lord!