HE FORGAVE THE MAN WHO BLINDED HIM WITH ACID 01/13/2009


By Joe Barnett
Batsell Barrett Baxter was riding in a
plane beside a blind businessman. He was
so impressed with the man's friendliness
that he couldn't refrain from asking how he
lost his sight. "A competitor of mine threw
acid on my face," was the reply.

"Do you know who was behind it?" Baxter
asked "Yes, but I could not prove it in
court" answered the blind man.

"Don't you feel a terrible resentment?"
questioned Baxter.

"Oh, I did for years, but it dawned on me
that I was doing myself the real injmH,"
said the man. "1 forgave him and have
actually done him some favors in recent
years." He went on to tell how his attitude
toward an enemy had changed his entire
life.

He did exactly what the Lord advises:
"...If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he
thirst, give him drink...be not overcome
with evil, but overcome evil with good"
(Rom. 12:20-21, of. Prey. 25:21).
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