This picture in today's Sunday Telegraph underlines once more Terry Waite's foolishness. Waite may be a fellow Christian but a 'fool for Christ' he is not...he's just a fool.
Forgiveness IS central to the Christian message but that does not extend to 'break bread' with unrepentant terrorists or going down to the pub with them. Hezbollah remain thoroughly unrepentant about Waite's incarceration specifically...but worse than that is they still carry out these acts of terror daily.
Waite may not care for his own safety but its the cost he puts the country to to get him out of the messes he gets himself into that makes him a dupe. I do not doubt his bravery but then man brave men have been, and are, fools.