Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we forgive you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me. (Mt 25:37–40).
When Jesus took upon himself the sins of the world he took upon himself this man’s sin of murder. He “became sin for us” says St. Paul. In loving this man and forgiving him this good Muslim gentleman obeys the will of the Holy Spirit and will certainly receive his reward for doing so. Strange are the ways of God in the human heart. God grant that I am able to be as good a man as this good man.