There came a time
when the entire truth surfaced.
Pain intensified and anger did as well.

All that had been her life,
the present and the past, stolen.
Multiple betrayals.
Reputation destroyed.
Mental health damaged.

Jesus told us to
“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44)
She had obeyed as well as she could.
Sent prayers and encouragement at times of grief and illness.
Sought to reconcile.

“Jesus, you hung on a cross
for sins such as these.
You forgave
and so must I.

Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.”