Here’s the Powerful Message the Sri Lankan Pastor Has for the Terrorists Who Bombed His Church
Here’s the Powerful Message the Sri Lankan Pastor Has for the Terrorists Who Bombed His Church A pastor of a Sri Lankan church struck by terrorists on Easter Sunday has issued a call to forgive those behind the wave of attacks that hit three places of worship and three high-end hotels where Christians celebrated the holy day. An estimated 253 were killed, according to The Associated Press. “We are hurt. We are angry, also, but still, as the senior pastor of Zion Church Batticaloa, the whole congregation and every family affected, we say to the suicide bomber, and also to the group that sent the suicide bomber, that we love you and we forgive you,” the Rev. Roshan Mahesan, said. About 70 people who attend Mahesan’s church were injured and 28 were killed. Mahesan was visiting a Norwegian church when the attacks took place, according to Fox News. Mahesan noted that forgiveness has been rooted in Christianity from the time of Jesus Christ. Mahesan vowed that his church will continue the “call and mission the Lord has given us.” Mahesan further thanked the churches and Christians worldwide who have prayed for him and his church.