I have people in my life who care deeply about me. They challenge themselves and the society around them to defy the notion that one must be isolated for life to atone for a crime. They see beyond ten years ago into today and recognize the human being within. These people are special.
What's interesting is the idea of Christianity is lived out in its most genuine form within these people and many Christians condemn them for both their lifestyles and their continued association with me. It is for this reason I believe in God, whomever They are, They knew precisely what love meant and it is openly displayed through these people. I wanted to take a moment and thank them..
There are more, but these people comprise the core of my mentors and those who have chosen to love instead hate, believe instead of ridicule, teach instead of isolate.
Thank you, your teaching has not fallen on deaf ears.
Jeff Jeffebelle Utnage