Monday, 27 January 2014

An Act of Providence and an Act of Mercy

During the Winter War of 1939 a Russian soldier ventured into the Finnish forest, armed and ready to kill Finns.

The troops in the small Finnish army were well trained, and well equipped with white camouflaged  clothing and deeply embedded in the forests waiting for the invaders.

A Finnish soldier emerged from his hideout to shoot the Russian, who taken by surprise, and  fearing it was his last moment on earth, made the sign of the cross.

The Finnish soldier did not shoot the Russian.  They nodded to each other, the Russian walked on, and the Finn completely disappeared into the familiar white winter wilderness.

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