“I forgive you.” The family members echoed to the killer of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church.
On Wednesday evening, Dylann Roof entered Emanuel AME Church and killed nine members of a prayer meeting. Today the family, friends, and relatives addressed Dylann. With tears in their eyes they recounted their suffering, but with a heartfelt message to him.
This story named a “hate crime” has been in the news this week as many people around the world are mourning the loss of these victims. I watched this video and teared up as the family members that spoke. I can only imagine the amount of suffering and anger they carry, but they chose to come forward with this beautiful message of forgiveness and love. A beautiful lesson to us all.