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Love And Mercy

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This happened today in a Dallas courtroom. That man, Brandt Jean, was permitted to give a victim’s impact statement after the sentencing of Amber Guyger, an ex-cop convicted of killing his brother, Botham. Guyger opened the door to Botham Jean’s apartment, thinking it was her own, and shot him as an intruder. She was given ten years in prison for her deed.

Put down what you’re doing and watch this three-minute clip. I hope that I can one day be half the man, and half the Christian, that Brandt Jean is. The courage will take your breath away.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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