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Reader Opinion: Surprised by grace

Some say, "The smoldering fire of racial injustice just got the wind it needed to burn into ashes the hatred of white supremacy!" This day, one day after 21-year-old Dylann Roof shot and killed nine persons in a prayer meeting at the historic Met...

Some say, "The smoldering fire of racial injustice just got the wind it needed to burn into ashes the hatred of white supremacy!"

This day, one day after 21-year-old Dylann Roof shot and killed nine persons in a prayer meeting at the historic Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., this day will never be forgotten in America's journey of racial unrest and discrimination! While the fires continue to burn in cities across the country (New York's famed Kennedy Center; the Forum in Los Angeles; the Target Center and surrounding buildings in Minneapolis, the historic buildings housing the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and to many more to name) along with riots from Dallas to Kansas City keeping citizens evacuated from neighborhoods and homes, the goal of this white young man filled with hatred was simply to start a race riot!

June 18, 2015! A date that will never be forgotten!

It will never be forgotten - not because of burning and rioting, not because of a justified expression of revenge and retribution on behalf of the slain innocents. No, June 18, 2015 will never be forgotten because of forgiveness!

It was a surprise spoken by the families of the slain and sealed in the healing voice of our president who invited the grieving community and all of America to sing with him "Amazing Grace." What a day to remember! A day when racist America was surprised by grace!

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Terry J. Frovik

Lake Shore

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