I am currently reading a book on radical forgiveness. The author talks about various people who forgave the unthinkable. He compares it to Christ and His forgiveness. The book reveals that often when we are offended we think "there are only 2 options payment or punishment, but Christ offers a different option pardon." As Christians, we are to be like Christ. Lord help me to release those who attack me and suffer the loss myself, pardoning them of there sin against me. We cannot use the excuse, "well that was Jesus" because Stephen did the same thing as He was being stoned. I want to be more like Jesus.