Sacrificial Forgiveness: Gladys Staines ~ BitterSweetLife

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sacrificial Forgiveness: Gladys Staines

Last week, Rodney Olsen carried out an interview with a remarkable woman:

January the 22nd, 1999, is a day forever etched in the memory of Gladys Staines.

It is the day that her husband Graham, along with their young sons, Timothy and Philip, were burnt alive by a group of around 50 Hindu extremists in Orissa, India, where Graham had been working with the poor, especially those with leprosy.

Gladys has an amazing story to tell of how she and her daughter were able to forgive those who killed those they loved. While their forgiveness was offered right away, the healing took a lot longer.

If people became famous for sacrificial forgiveness, Gladys Staines would be a celebrity. Listen to her story here.



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2 comments:

Nathan said...

That's intense. Just so admirable. Heroes.

Cheers.

rodneyolsen said...

Thanks for the link.

Gladys has a remarkable story.

 

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