Natalie Vandevere, a physical therapist assistant at The Fitness Center, helps Ephraim Smith keep his balance on the parallel bars. Smith was shot three times in his legs during a robbery attempt. By VERNON SIKES
Occasionally, we hear stories where individuals have forgiven really severe wrongdoings … murders, sexual assaults, crimes against children and the like. Our reactions are usually something like, “I don't think I could forgive that,” or “That's one crime I would never forgive.”
Forgiveness is tough. It goes against human nature. The natural tendency is to get even, never forget, nurse that grudge.
Ephraim Smith of Yazoo City was shot three times in his legs last year in a robbery attempt. Forgiveness was his immediate reaction, and almost four months later, his wish continues to be that his perpetrator would come to know Jesus and his life would undergo a radical change.
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