Tomorrow we will discuss Jesus' command to love your enemies and pray for your persecutors. When we live in a fairly safe community, this seems like an easy command. As we'll see, this is not an easy task. Imagine if you will if your spouse or parent was killed during church by a crazed murderer. How would you respond?
That is the situation that the family of Pastor Fred Winters found themselves in. Winters was murdered during a church service in front of his congregation. Days later, his wife appeared on national TV on CBS offering her forgiveness to the murderer and praying that he repent and turn to Christ.
Would you have done the same?
CBS: Pastor's Wife Forgives Accused Gunman