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4 Stories of Forgiveness

It wasn't all that long ago that these four stories occupied headlines around the world. Reporters were shocked and awed. Families whose loved ones were ripped out of their lives by hatred, found it in their hearts to respond with unmerited forgiveness. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 12, 2022


Mylan Hicks shown in a Calgary Stampeders handout photo, released Sunday, Sept.25, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Stampeders Our church family knows this pastor likes talking football but I wasn’t prepared for the conversation I had Sunday morning. The first thing a friend asked was, “Did you hear about Hicks? He was murdered this morning.” Mylan Hicks was like my sons – dreaming of making it as a pro football player. Football Fraternity Only a professional athlete understands all that it takes to survive minor football, high school, the college ranks, training camps and practice rosters. The 5am long distance runs. Lifting weights. Drills. Coaches trying to break you down – physically, mentally and spiritually. The injuries you don’t tell the…
Bob Jones
September 25, 2016