#SPUshooting hero Jon Meis: 'Through God's grace I was able to stop the attacker' — http://t.co/6z3mrV4uiH pic.twitter.com/zuTBuSruIV
— KOMO News (@komonews) June 9, 2014
Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis released an extraordinary statement on Monday about last week's shootings, in which he says:
...what I find most difficult about this situation is the devastating reality that a hero cannot come without tragedy. In the midst of this attention, we cannot ignore that a life was taken from us, ruthlessly and without justification or cause. Others were badly injured, and many more will carry this event with them the rest of their lives. Nonetheless, I would encourage that hate be met with love. When I came face to face with the attacker, God gave me the eyes to see that he was not a faceless monster, but a very sad and troubled young man. While I cannot at this time find it within me to forgive his crime, I truly desire that he will find the grace of God and the forgiveness of our community.Read the whole thing here.