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Peace and forgiveness

​ ​Dear​ ​Friends,​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​Forgiveness​ ​and​ ​Peace!​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​6/9/17
​ ​“Who​ ​are​ ​you?”​ ​Asked​ ​my​ ​cousin​ ​Henry.​ ​“I​ ​am​ ​Jimmy,  the​ ​youngest​ ​of​ ​the​ ​six sons​ ​of​ ​Isaac​ ​and Meda​ ​Fitz.”   ​ ​Henry​ ​began,​ ​“When​ ​me​ ​and​ ​my​ ​first​ ​wife​ ​divorced,​ ​she  took​ ​about​ ​$7,000.​ ​I​ ​have​ ​no​ ​resentment​ ​toward​ ​her.  The​ ​same​ ​goes​ ​for​ ​the​ ​several​ ​people​ ​who​ ​stole​ ​money  or​ ​who​ ​didn’t​ ​pay​ ​me​ ​for​ ​my​ ​electrical​ ​work.​ ​I​ ​could​ ​talk  to​ ​them​ ​today​ ​without​ ​any​ ​hard​ ​feelings.  ​ ​ I​ ​responded,​ ​“That​ ​is​ ​wonderful.​ ​That​ ​is​ ​great​ ​to​ ​hear.  What​ ​a​ ​gift​ ​and​ ​a​ ​witness.” 
“What​ ​do​ ​you​ ​do,​ ​Jimmy?”​ ​​ ​Henry​ ​went​ ​on​ ​to​ ​ask​ ​me.​ ​“I  am​ ​working​ ​at​ ​peacemaking.​ ​I​ ​do​ ​talks​ ​on​ ​making​ ​peace  with​ ​ISIS​ ​nonviolently.”​ ​He​ ​responded.​ ​“But​ ​they​ ​are  awful,​ ​they​ ​would​ ​kill​ ​you.” 
​ ​I​ ​responded,​ ​“Wh…