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Forgiving with Bakhita

Nov 16, 2020
Forgiveness learned from Josephine Bakhita


She was enslaved, beaten, and branded. And yet, Josephine Bakhita (c. 1869-1947) later said if she met her torturers, she would kiss their feet, for without them she wouldn’t have become a Christian or a woman religious.


St. Josephine Bakhita, show me how to free the bitterness in my heart against those who have wronged me. Pray with me for the strength to cast aside the nursing of hurts so there is more room for God’s light to shine.


It might feel like the last thing you want to do. But free yourself from the shackles of anger and hatred. Forgive the unforgivable.

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