- In his book, What’s So Amazing About Grace?, Philip Yancey tells a story about the power of that courage. In 1987, the Irish Republican Army set off a bomb off in a small town west of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The target was amid a group of Protestants who had gathered to honor the war dead on Veterans Day. Eleven people died and sixty-three others were wounded from that attack. What made this act of terrorism stand out from so many others was the response of one of the wounded, Gordon Wilson, who was a devout Methodist. The bomb buried Wilson and his twenty-year old daughter under five feet of concrete and brick. As they waited to be rescued, Marie held her father’s hand and said, “Daddy, I love you very much.” Those would prove to be her last words.
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