Without Forgiveness, Bitterness Remains

KHOU.com, Houston, TX.?? A man whose wife and son were murdered has forgiven the killer–his other son–and is now spreading the word about the power of forgiveness.

Kent Whitaker says he was consumed with anger when he learned that his son Bart had commited the murders nine years ago in order to get the family inheritance.?? But Whitaker said he???s turned his anger into a message ??? one he hopes can convince others to forgive, no matter how badly they???ve been hurt.

“If we don???t forgive, then the bitterness that comes from the result of the event stays with us forever,” he said.

Even though Bart has been forgiven by his father, he has not been forgiven by the state. He received a death sentence for the murders and remains on Death Row, but his execution date has not been set.??Read the full story and watch a video.

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