She Looked Into The Eyes Of Her Son’s Killer And You Won’t Believe What She Said.
On the day of sentencing, this mother looked into the eyes of her son’s murderer, Alisson, and spoke the most incredible words of love and forgiveness. The amount of courage it took for her to say this to him is unfathomable. An English transcript of her remarkable words is below:
“Look at me. You are pardoned in the name of Jesus. I am a Christian, and I am pardoning you; and I will continue to pray for you, Alisson. I will never visit you where you are going because I don’t have the courage, but I will be praying. You will find the same God that I serve, and you will serve him too. I have no hate towards you, Alisson, and I will pray for you every day.
“I waited this whole year to say this, since I learned Daniel was dead and that it was [you]. I didn’t know you yet but I said God, take care of him. And today I am sad with you, because you killed someone else- look at me- you didn’t give me the opportunity to look into my son’s eyes before he died, because you killed him before I could see him. And you know Daniel wasn’t a bad kid; if you knew how good he was, hardworking… But now I’m here, and I will continue praying for you.
“God, go with Alisson wherever he may go, and do not leave him for a second. Touch his soul like you have touched mine. Comfort his mother because she will be suffering like me. And I thank you for everything, in the name of Jesus. Amen.”
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31-32
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