Next time I wax cynical about Christianity, remind me of Rodney King. He has struggled with his alcoholism and his rage over the beating he received at the hands of the LAPD, but he’s trying to forgive those who beat him:
“That’s how I was raised, to be in a forgiving state of mind. Because I’ve been forgiven many times, and I’m only human, so who am I not to forgive someone? … I wouldn’t be able to grow as a person inside if I was too angry and unforgiving.”
Rodney King speaks at L.A. Times Festival of Books – latimes.com.