Lord, when you come in Your glory, do not remember only the men of good, but remember too the men of evil.
And on the Day of Judgement, do not remember only the acts of cruelty, inhumanity and violence that they carried out,
but remember too the fruits that they produced in us because of what they did to us.
Remember the patience, courage, brotherly love, humility, generosity of spirit and faithfulness
that our executioners awoke in our souls.
And then, Lord, may those fruits be used to save the souls of those men of evil.
The above prayer from Paulo Coelho’s blog was found among the personal belongings of a jew who died in a concentration camp.
A beautiful prayer it is but one i find very difficult to pray.
I hope you do not have a hard time as i did accepting and forgiving the evil men have done and that we continue to do.