Thursday, October 3, 2019
A very public story of tragedy and violence set on a stage of racial injustice that ends with expressions of mercy and faith.
If you have not taken the time to watch the two videos following the sentencing of Amber Guyger and the response of Brandt Jean, the brother of the homicide victim Boothan Jean, and that of Judge Tammy Kemp, you should do so. As one of the reporters described it, this was a scene of "extraordinary grace." No person of faith can fail to be inspired and brought to tears.
In a troubling period of our history in which people of Christian faith too often are seen by the public as apparently advocates for cruel policies and agents of division rather than as witnesses for the Gospel, this episode reminds us that Christ still walks among us through his disciples.