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Letter: Charleston families showed the awesome strength of faith

Charleston families showed the awesome strength of faith

In the very fast-paced and technology-filled world that we live in, many people have questioned the value and need of religion and faith.

The compassion that was exhibited last week in Charleston by victims’ families should end this debate once and for all. Despite intense loss and pain, family members were able to show remarkable compassion and forgiveness.

How can one who is hurting “in every fiber of their being” offer such a response? It is only through the teachings and example of Jesus that anyone could react in this manner. Unlike other cities where violence has erupted, there was no revenge and no hate.

Perhaps we should all slow down and revisit the teachings of Jesus. The world would be a significantly better place if people took the time to do this.

Mark Millace

Williamsville