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Catholic Priest stabbed to death. He used to take care of the ones in need.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Estro Felino, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    From the article I get the impression he was a good man. That he was killed by a person he sheltered is genuinely sad.

    I'm not a catholic anymore but I do hope his faith and kindness are being repayed in some better place.
     
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  3. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    Thank you for your sympathy.:heartdecoration:
     
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    It is always sad when good people die. :(
    My condolences.
     
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  5. stvdv

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    Yes, those stories are horrible; the good guys dying soon. Especially dying in such a way. I rather have the scenario where the bad guys die soon (what to do, I am not yet such a Saint having no preferences).

    Strange he was fined by the police in 2019, doing such good work. Why did the police do this?
    Very strange, or did God use the police to give him a warning what was about to happen?
    He lived a dangerous life with all risks the article said. So probably "that's part of the job"
    Being a Saint becomes almost as dangerous as being a police officer; crazy world

    Strange to say "the city and the world did not understand his mission". I thought that was quite obvious...helping the poor...Italy...Vatican City...??

    Seems that Malgesini was kind of a Saint
     
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  8. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    Exactly. A life dedicated to the neighbor, to the other implies risks.
    I am sure he has already forgiven him.
     
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    I suspect he would not be the first to forgive his attacker;)
     
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    Maybe, maybe not. We will never know. He did not have much time to forgive him though
    But it would not make him look any worse, if he did not forgive him, in my eyes
     
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    Forgiveness does not require time, after. It is given in advance.
     
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    But we can't forgive what we don't know, when we never have experienced. Unless we are a Poorna Avatar = Omniscient
     
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    Tragedies like this make me long for the God-made world to fully manifest.
     
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    Yes:). #MeToo. But I won't hold my breath
    Good thing is that we can manifest a "God-made world" in ourselves
     
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    Of course we can. There is no reason that we need to know what others might do to us, to forgive them in advance. And a Catholic priest would do that.
     
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    There is a difference between "thinking/saying you can forgive" and "actually forgiving"

    I met a woman who was raped for ca. 10 years on a daily basis in England
    After 30 years, she could say that she was able to forgive them

    I have the highest respect for this woman
    She did not speak from the mind
     
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