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Love Your Enemy- Bless Those Who Curse You

These is a drawing of a painting we have hanging in our living room.  In 1569 Dirk Willems had escaped jail and was being chased by a theif cathcher. Dirk had ran across a frozen pond and was safe but the theif chaser fell through the ice. Dirk could have escaped but he ran back to rescue this man. Unfortunately Dirk was arrested and was burned at the stake.

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  1. I have always loved the story of Dirk saving the man who would later take his life. what sacrifice!

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    1. I totally agree. I think we can all learn from Dirk's story/

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  2. I've both seen this picture and read about Dirk Willems. Powerful story, what a legacy!

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  3. When I first heard about Dirk Willems and read his story in Martyrs Mirror I was horrified that he was still killed after saving that man's life. He didn't even want to arrest Dirk either after that but the powers that be insisted Dirk be arrested.
    So sad but heaven gained a saint that day.

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