Do Not Miss this News Story: “From Death to Life” on CBS Evening News

From Death to Life: Two Mothers, Two Sons

From Death to Life: Two Mothers, Two Sons

The following info was shared by Visitation Companions Jody Tigges, Maryann Pearson and St. Jane House director/From Death to Life Board Member, Brian Mogren with these words:

Mary and Oshea are good friends of, and meet at,  the St Jane House, a ministry of the Minneapolis Visitation Monastery!!  Salesian spirituality is touching lives in 2011 in yet another wonderful way!

Dear Family and Friends;

I am writing to you to tell you about or remind you of an incredible opportunity to watch a piece about Mary Johnson and Oshea Israel that will be on CBS Evening News next week.

Mary Johnson’s only child was murdered by a 16 year old many years ago.  Through much prayer Mary felt compelled to forgive the person who murdered her son., Oshea Israel.

I encourage you to watch the piece, to be inspired by what forgiveness can really do, and to take a look at the website if you want to know more information.

Mary now considers Oshea to be her spiritual son and Oshea has a ‘2nd mother’, they spend a good deal of their time speaking to various churches, correctional facilities, etc. sharing their incredible story of forgiveness. Oshea is building his life after release from prison and will soon be taking classes at a local community college as well as holding his job.

Mary founded From Death To Life and Two Mothers, as well as Two Dads for people who have lost their children to death by violence or whose children took the life of another.  It is an incredible organization and the first of its kind.

Anyway, here are the details of the upcoming news piece:

Tuesday June 7th
5:30 p.m.
CBS Evening News
(channel 4 for non cable subscribers in the Twin Cities area)

I encourage you to watch the piece, to be inspired by what forgiveness can really do, and to take a look at the website if you want to know more information.

Most of us will never know what it takes to forgive someone who has taken the life of our child. But the truth is that everyone can learn something from this story that they can apply to their daily life.

Most of us will never know the horror of losing a child to violence, having a child commit an act of violence, etc.  Most of us will never know what it takes to forgive someone who has taken the life of our child. But the truth is that everyone can learn something from this story that they can apply to their daily life.

Don’t miss it.  Tuesday June 7th 5:30 p.m. CBS evening news.

Peace and blessings,

Jody

“One day at a time–this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.” — Author Unknown

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