When Judge Carl Fox was a North Carolina district attorney, he successfully prosecuted Charles Alston for armed robbery. Alston received a 25 year sentence. When Fox was recently diagnosed with blood cancer and in need of a bone marrow donation, he got a surprising letter from Alston. Alston wrote, “I may or may not be a match, but would be willing to make the sacrifice.”
Fox cannot accept the donation because prisoners are barred from being donors, but he was moved by Alston’s offer. “He had every reason to be angry with me,” Fox said. “It means even that much more that he did that, given the circumstances.”
No matter how we have treated Jesus in the past, he remains willing to donate his blood of life to us. —Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.
The Week, September 18, 2015 p. 4
Matthew 6:12 (HCSB) And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.