Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune

Pucker up

After the genocide: Alice Mukarurinda survived the Rwandan genocide 15 years ago, but Hutu assailants killed her baby, and one of them hacked off Alice’s right hand with a machete. The man with the machete was named Emmanuel. He later admitted his crime to Alice and asked her to forgive him. She wondered whether she could do that. But years earlier she had promised God she would forgive anyone who confessed to her. It took her a week of prayer and soul-searching before she could offer Emmanuel forgiveness (Search, March/April).

 

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