Diane De Han watched an Oregon court sentence the man who killed her son to prison, and was prepared to hate him or seek revenge. Instead, when she saw the 21-year-old man in court with no one to support him, and heard his confession, her heart went out to him. Within two weeks, De Han wrote the man Andrew Metzner a letter telling him that she forgave him and urging him to get help. De Han even asked him to consider corresponding to her. Metzner wrote back taking full responsibility for his actions and saying that he was working to make a better life from then on. De Han said receiving the letter lifted her spirit. She said,” It’s so gratifying as a parent to see redemption from the tragedy. I didn’t want there to be a chance of not helping a young person find his way.”—Jim L. Wilson and by Jim Sandell.
A mother whose son was murdered in Portland writes to his killer, By Maxine Bernstein, http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/08/a_mother_whose_son_was_murdere.html, Accessed August 1, 2015.
(NASB) “for all have sinned and fall short of the glorRomans 3:23-24y of God, (24) being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;”