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one else said his mom was on drugs.
You could see the mothers inthat group who started out kind ofreticent, with their arms crossed infront of themselves, protecting themselves, start wondering who theseyoung people were. You could seethem begin to lean in. As the youngpeople told their stories, the womenstarted looking at them differently.They started engaging with them.What happened in that space wasthat these mothers recognized theseyoung people not just as thugs andthieves but as humans who have alsostruggled. They were people whohad also suffered.
Those mothers and youngpeople were taking a small step toward healing and reconciliation. Weknow that Jesus carries his scars andtrauma, but he returns to us wholeand with the purpose of bringingnew life. If we embrace that story, ifwe embrace the Christian message,then we too can find ourselves in anew place and space. We’ll be on apath toward reconciliation. =
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