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I just finished watching a Today's Show repeat showing Kathy Gifford's tribute to her late husband. She talked about her husband's faith not in religion but in God. She talked about a recent trip to the actual place where a Shepard boy, David had slain the Giant Goliath. She talked about how her husband took stones from that site to keep as mementos. And how as his children graduated from high school and college in that order, he gave them one of the stones. And ask them, how would they cast their stone to make a difference in the world. I was in complete tears. What a wonderful tribute to a man she love unconditionally. Then the other thing happened. I read the comments, which you should never do, especially if you have had a good feeling about whatever you've viewed. And I saw nasty comments about Frank and individuals brought up his misfortunes in life. Those tears of peace turned into anger. The last comment I read said "Let the one who has not sinned cast the first stone". How ironic. Two statements about stones and each hold a different level of significance. It made me think. How will I cast my stone and more importantly what will I model for my children will determine how they cast their stone. Forgiveness, Peace and Charity is held in our hearts. Judgements are held in our minds. In this world will our minds take over our hearts. We can't let that happen. As a widow nation let us cast our stones for Hope, Love and the power to Live. Chose your stone, how will you cast it?

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Comment by Patience on August 18, 2015 at 4:32am
Amen - just watched her tribute on YouTube and admire her courage to talk in such depth about Frank and their faith
Comment by laurajay on August 17, 2015 at 7:31pm

Kathy's tribute in detail  more describes her devotion and love for her husband  rather than his toward her during their marriage.  Divorce and unfaithfulness are sad unfortunate things that happen and perhaps the comments reflect what some see as reason not to hold him in high esteem  no excuse to be cruel or judgmental.  That we can leave to the Lord.    If someone has nothing kind or helpful to say they should be quiet! Love is always the right answer.

 

Comment by Callie2 on August 17, 2015 at 6:04pm
I cannot understand why anyone would feel the need to bring up the past of someone that is deceased. He wasn't perfect, but who is? If he asked for forgiveness and made amends with his wife, why would anyone feel the need to do this. She is a widow grieving the loss of her husband. Why humiliate her or hurt their children, they did nothing wrong. This is cruel in my eyes. Maybe the significance of the stone is that you should always hold onto that stone. We're all sinners, let's not deceive ourselves.

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