“What we have to do,” said Corrie ten Boom, “is love these people who hate us—love them, pray for them.

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“What we have to do,” said Corrie ten Boom, “is love these people who hate us—love them, pray for them. These people are wounded people who have hate in their hearts. They need forgiveness. They need the Lord. That is the answer we must give.”

Story below…
Beverly Theater in Los Angeles, 1975: At the premiere of the motion picture, The Hiding Place, (the story of Corrie ten Boom and her family), a tear gas canister was thrown into the theater. The guests were evacuated. (The movie was premiered the following evening. Also, due to the terror attack and subsequent media attention, the movie had remarkable success.)

At a reception later that evening, ten Boom spoke in her distinctive Dutch accent: “People asked me tonight, ‘What did you feel about this [tear-gas] bomb that was falling?’ I was touched. I was sad. Do you know why? Not only because there was in some way disappointment for people who had hoped to see the film but because on that bomb was the Hakenkreuz, the [Nazi] swastika.
“What we have to do,” said Corrie ten Boom, “is love these people who hate us—love them, pray for them. These people are wounded people who have hate in their hearts. They need forgiveness. They need the Lord. That is the answer we must give.”

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