, August 23, 2018
(view all comments by CJ Loiacono)
A gripping and heart-wrenching story of a young girl growing up in Iran, having to battle being a Christian in a Muslim society, enduring a mother who is psychologically unstable and violent, waiting for a father who is rarely home (and is her only saving grace), and praying day and night her home is not bombed. In so many ways, as a woman, I could relate, but NO ONE IN THE UNITED STATES has had to quake in their shoes every moment as she and her family did. We have not had a war touch this soil since the Civil War. And after surviving and being welcomed to the U.S., she not only found a way to forgive but to also take care of her mother. She is the epitome of what Jesus wants us to be and do: Love thy neighbor as thyself and to forgive one another’s trespasses as He forgives ours. I so admire her on every level. May God bless her and all those she loves (which according to her is everyone).
— CJ Loiacono