He cannot wrong me

Imprisoned in 1680 on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh because of his faith, Allan Cameron was brought the decapitated head and severed hands of his son, Richard, who had shared his father's convictions and fought to preserve them. The soldiers taunted him, asking if he knew whose remains they were. Taking the his son's head in his hands, he tried to tidy up the battered face, saying, "I know them, I know them; they are my son's. Good is the will of the Lord, who cannot wrong me or mine."


Thanks to Colin Symes of Community Church Edinburgh for the anecdote.