We’ve all seen this picture many times. But I had never read her story until it was published in this article on September 11. Please take a few minutes to read the article, and if you’re interested, get the book, The Girl in the Picture, by Denise Chong. It will inspire you to forgive, and to reach out to others.
Forty-one years ago, Kim Phuc‘s village was bombed in Vietnam. This Pulitzer-prize winning photo shows her and others running away from the bomb. Unfortunately, she had been badly burned.
Now 50, Kim lives in Canada, with her husband and two children. She has found God. She has forgiven her enemies. And she has dedicated her life to promoting peace and providing medical and psychological support to children who are victims of war.
I’m posting this after an early morning physical therapy appointment. After reading what Kin learned about being “strong in the face of pain.” My pain is so small.
Have a great weekend, everyone.