|Louis and 2 others from his plane were adrift 47 days before reaching the Marshall Islands where they were taken to the Japanese POW camp; one other American who was with him died after 33 days on the sea.|
Having finally come to God, long after the war, when Louis had made so many pleas and prayers to God if God would save him, God saved Louis a second time, this time, God saved Louis' soul from the pit of hating his captors and those who had tormented him during his imprisonment. Why does forgiving a wrong that someone else has committed against us make us individuals? Because it is then that we most closely resemble God. Be like your Father in Heaven, Jesus told us, and how do we, sinful mortals, accomplish that? By forgiving what others have done to us. Because we are created in God's image, when we make an act of love, an act of forgiveness, the image of God more clearly shows within us; when we resemble God, the uniqueness He endowed us with at the moment of our creation shines through with glorious light, and that light overcomes the darkness, in ourselves, and in others.
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