I had prepared an entire post for this morning that was to continue with the
discussion from yesterday regarding prayer…but that post will just have to wait until tomorrow.
It has to wait because I just finished reading the latest post from our friend
David Robertson…our favorite Scottish pastor who is now our favorite
down under pastor.
His post, or what I consider to be more of a reflection, centers on a leading US headline.
It is a post about the US news story regarding the trial of the white female police officer
who unbelievably walked into her neighbor’s apartment—
a neighbor who was a young black male–
She mistakingly thought it was her own apartment, and in turn, shot the neighbor
as he sat on the couch eating ice cream…
All the while thinking he was a burglar in her apartment.
I won’t even begin to try to go into the surrealism of this story.
The attempt of understanding this particular case—
a case which eludes the mind and prevents any ability to comprehend how or
why this could have ever happened.
Of course, there are currently a myriad of angry voices expressing their take to this
entire sad tale…but in the end…there are no words.
There is only tragedy, loss and death.
Or so that is what we would be lead to believe.
Yet there is one individual in all of this who has shown us otherwise.
It is the 18-year-old younger brother to the 26-year-old victim who tells us all that there
is much more to this story…
This is what forgiveness and love look like (David’s full post follows the clip)
Here is the link to David’s post…
Amber Guyger and Brandt Jean – Forgiveness – the Most Radical Teaching of Christ – in Practice