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Letting Go of Hate

A sense of vindication
of closure for the loss
not joy in the killing
in the taking of a life

If we are to be Christians
we must change our thinking
letting go of hate
forgiving our neighbor

A hard lesson
hard to let go
but our healing
in forgiving our enemies
as Christ forgave us on the cross



May 3, 2011
Selected Shorts on NPR,
http://www.selectedshorts.org/
heard May 1, 2011
including The Death of Hector
from Homer's The Iliad
http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=client_ymp&p=NPR_135893937.mp3%20
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/shorts/2011/may/01/
&
Death of Osama bin Laden
May 1, 2011
and remembering the al Qaeda terrorism of
September 11, 2011
&
sermon, "We Lawyers Are Good For Something"
http://raymondafoss.blogspot.com/2011/05/sermon-we-lawyers-are-good-for.html
based on Luke 10:25-37
by Raymond A. Foss, Esq.
July 15, 2007
Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, NH
(with bulletin inserts of Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda terrorists)



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