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, “What would you do if you went home
tonight and your house was bombed, your family was
dead? And if a group was formed to stop the bombing,
would you join them? Oh no, I don’t believe in going to
This shows the values in the upbringing of our families.They planted seeds in me to focus my life on peacemaking. I am very thankful for that.
I added to Henry, “Here is a flyer I give out as part of my peacemaking.” “Ok, I’ll read it. Thanks” said Henry.
Here’s our grandma of everyone in our reunion at her
market stand. Nearly all we descendants had a stand at market some time in our life. Grammy helped start the markets in York, PA.
One time when they went to market in a horse and
buggy, they fell asleep. And to their surprise the horses
turned around and went back home.
Pray for peace with Isis.
My cousin’s name is changed.