Thursday, May 15, 2008


What would you consider unforgivable? If your spouse cheated on you? If your accountant embezzled your entire retirement fund? If an arsonist burned your house to the ground?

How about if someone hacked and clubbed your husband and five kids to death?

CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports on a Rwandan woman whose neighbor decimated her family with "machetes, hoes and wooden clubs." Now she weaves "peace baskets" with his wife, and the three of them regularly share meals, in the very area where the slaughters took place.

Confession. Apology. Understanding. Forgiveness. These are the ingredients of this remarkable tale.

Read it and ponder it the next time you consider holding a grudge.

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