A few years back I saw a drawing of a Christian priest helping his own assailant to get up. It was on a wiki page that I cannot remember.

I am hoping that some one here knows the page, and maybe even know a longer story behind that drawing.

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    randomA, I un-deleted this. It's actually on-topic IMO for reasons explained here, and someone else had already voted to un-delete. The biggest recommendation I'd give, however, is that if you''re going to post a "help me find this" question, please try to include as much detail as possible. – David Stratton Oct 19 '14 at 19:41
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    @fredsbend, from what I can remember, it is what I was looking for. – InformedA Oct 19 '14 at 20:57

There are likely many drawings of similar content, but I suspect by far the most famous one is this drawing of Dirk Willems, which was published in the book Martyrs Mirror in 1685.

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It illustrates the true story of Dirk Willems who had escaped from prison (where he was being persecuted for his faith), but when his persuer broke through some thin ice, Dirk turned around to rescue his persuer, only to be taken back into custody then killed for his faith in 1569.

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    This story has a Les Miserables feel to it. – fгedsbend Oct 19 '14 at 20:25
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    @fredsbend: Considering that Les Misérables was published nearly 200 years later, I'd say that it has a Martyrs Mirror feel to it :) – Flimzy Oct 19 '14 at 20:27
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    Or that it actually as a Paul feel to it, considering he stayed in the prison, saving the lives of the centurions. – fгedsbend Oct 19 '14 at 20:30
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    @fredsbend: Ah, but that has a Gospel feel to it, considering that Jesus died so that his persecutors could live! ;) – Flimzy Oct 19 '14 at 22:24
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    @Flimzy I bow to your superior reasoning. – fгedsbend Oct 20 '14 at 4:01

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