The family of Micah Pate, who was murdered by her husband in 2009, has chosen to follow a path of forgiveness and service rather than seeking revenge. They are working with a documentary filmmaker to put together an educational film for young women that can help them make wise decisions when choosing a marital partner. The filmmaker, Ginger Blackstone, said she marvels at the way the family has worked to overcome their loss. When Blackstone went to interview, Pate’s husband was in prison, she relayed their message of forgiveness, even though he has never shown any remorse. The family told her that they would like an apology, but will leave that decision up to him. --Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Slain Nurse’s family forgives her murderer, by Joe Birch, http://www.wmctv.com/story/20937800/slain-nurses-family-forgives-her-murderer, Accessed February 1, 2013.
Matthew 6:15 (ESV) but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.