MUST WATCH: Radio guests explain amazing story of tragedy and forgiveness

There are few things more powerful than forgiveness, and on today's radio show Glenn invited two men on to share their inspiring and almost unbelievable story. In 2007, Chris Williams and his family were driving home when they were struck by a drunk driver, Cameron White. In the accident, Williams lost his wife, two young children, and his unborn son. In the moments after the accident, Williams knew that rather than harbor anger at the driver, he would forgive him. Today

"The story of these two men is absolutely incredible. It is a story of forgiveness and forgiveness of yourself and a willingness to let it go. And what a powerful story it is," Glenn said.

" So right after I'm aware of what's going on. I mean, certainly there's got to be an element of shock. I'm not dealing the injuries I had sustained, but I was aware enough to desperately check for a pulse on my wife's wrist and there was none. And I could see that she had an injury on her elbow that wasn't bleeding and so it just started ‑‑ things started to add up that she was gone. I just ‑‑ that no amount of CPR or emergency assistance would bring her back," Williams said of the accident.

"I look back and I see my son Benjamin just kind of leaning against the door and he looked so very peaceful as if he was asleep and I could see a huge gash on his head that once again wasn't bleeding and if you've cut your head at all, you know that those things bleed a lot and so just once again this thought that he too was absolutely gone. And then as I looked to see my daughter, she's actually leaning forward with her hair draped over her eyes, her face and, you know, I couldn't see any physical injury. But once again I just had this thought that she too was gone. And that was the extent of it."

"How did you just tell me that story? My gosh, I'm sitting here as a dad and Jeffy's doing the same thing. How did you just tell me that story?" Glenn asked after hearing him describe it with such calm.

"I have a ‑‑ I have a core belief that they live on. I mean, this is a moment where I'm dealing with, you know, looking at their bodies that they've left here, but in a sense they've ‑‑ they're entering a place that I would ‑‑ I call Paradise, right, just a place of peace. And as I've reflected on that moment so many times and the peace that came when I decided in that car to let it go, it has just, it has created this foundation in my life that I can ‑‑ that I can talk about it and reflect on it and remember my wife and my kids in a way that reinforces that they're not gone, that they live on," Williams said.

White, who was seventeen at the time, described what he experienced to Glenn: "In high school, Skyline High School and I was just a normal kid who liked to rebel, and I was at an acquaintance's house. I had some alcohol. I had some friends I was going to meet up with and they called me, let them ‑‑ let me know that they were going to be at a Baskin Robbins. So I went there in hopes to find them. They weren't there. So I called them and asked where they were. They were somewhere else. So they said come over and meet us. And I just felt tipsy at the time, but the last thing I remember is pulling out of the Baskin Robbins, and the next thing I know I'm walking away from my overturned vehicle and I'm looking back and trying to figure out what happened. All I know is something terrible happened."

Again, Glenn could not believe that this story was being told with such calm and how, shockingly, the two had a close relationship.

Williams said their relationship was fantastic, and that together they are spreading a message of redemption with their book "Let It Go: A True Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness".

I see the same thing in Cameron and so being with him, it's ‑‑ there's a wonderful expectation for the future. It's almost like I get to kind of watch him fulfill I think the expectation that the judge saw as well, is that he has an incredibly bright future, he's an incredibly talented individual and I think that's really this message of redemption and had I not let that go, I would have missed out on this opportunity to do that.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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