(RNS) — We who lived faced a harsher task. How hard it has been, through grueling years: to overcome the loss, battle to forgive, and then bring healing to others — yes, even to killers.
I learned from Tracy Kidder's book that a Burundian refugee was an undergraduate at Columbia at precisely the same time I was doing my graduate work there, though we never met. What if we had, I wonder? Would I have gone the extra mile?