02/06/2004: "May he seek God's forgiveness"
The body of the 11-year old girl who was kidnapped in front of a security camera was found yesterday. Here is a link to an article about it.
Hopefully the man who is resposible for it, which is assumably is the Joseph P. Smith who was arrested and charged with her murder, may come to understand the horror and sinfulness of what he has done and seek God's forgiveness.
This case is another one that brings up the difficult subject of criminal sentences and parole. Joseph P. Smith has been convicted of a number of sexual preditory crimes over the years, but was still on the street to commit this crime.
I daily struggle with how to balance protecting the Sanctity of Life, especially of that of our children, while still following Our Lord's command to "forgive those who trespass against us."