One of the most touching things I ever read in the Anti-Nicene Fathers was the counseling one of the fathers gave to a couple who had handed their child over to be sacrificed to "the gods." They were repentant and tearful. The father who counseled them did not have to reprimand them, but offered absolution for their sin and words of comfort for their pain.
I wish I could remember which father it was.
posted on 09/27/2010 3:55:36 PM PDT
Maybe you can find it by searching for some of those key words. Sounds as though it would be a wonderful post.
posted on 09/27/2010 4:11:08 PM PDT
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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