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Sara Weaver Advocates Forgiveness

On the 20th anniversary of her family’s deadly standoff with federal law enforcement officers at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, Sara Weaver (shown in 2010 AP file photo) is an advocate of forgiveness. “Three years ago I Googled my name, and I thought – that’s not the legacy I want to leave for my son,” Weaver said. “That doesn’t represent what God has done with my life.” Weaver was 16 when her father, Randy Weaver, got in a shootout with federal marshals at his cabin in northern Idaho. Deputy U.S. Marshal William Degan and Weaver’s 14-year-old son Sammy Weaver were both killed on the first day after officers tried to serve a warrant for weapons charges. Sara Weaver’s mother, Vicki Weaver, was shot dead by an FBI sniper the next day, and her father and another man were wounded. The standoff lasted 11 days/Rob Chaney, Missoulian. More here.

Question: Why is forgiveness such a powerful force?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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