“Some viewed Brandt’s actions as a stunning example of forgiveness, a moment of grace and tenderness that briefly bridged the chasm between races and provided an example for all to emulate. Although Christians of different backgrounds shared a variety of responses, this moment was especially celebrated by white Christians. It seems to indicate a desire to hastily move on from the wrong done and offer a perfect picture of reconciliation.”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) If you weren’t aware, yesterday marked the end of a 6-day trial that led to the conviction of a former white police officer who murdered a black man.
Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced on Wednesday to serve 10 years in prison for the fatal 2018 killing of an innocent man, Botham Jean, she shot when she mistakenly entered his apartment believing it was her own. After 6 days of trial and the prosecution pushing for a sentence of no less than 28 years, Jean’s younger brother, Brandt, was allowed to address Guyger and completely forgave her, pleaded with her to come to Christ, and embraced her in a remarkable show of love and kindness that only the gospel can provide.