San Juan Batista

San Juan Batista

Broadcast: December 18, 1950
Added: May 22 2005
Tragedy in the sleepy little California mission town of San Juan Batista, but it wasn’t the first time, if you look around the sides of the mission you’ll see the place marked with the mass grave of 12,000 Indians who died in a smallpox epidemic years ago. San Juan has seen knifings too and other shootings. It has lived a rowdy life in the dim years gone by and obviously the rowdiness is still alive in a minor sort of fashion…
But this story has a humbling Christmas of compassion and forgiveness.