(2/2) "I teach literature and creative writing at a detention center for youth. There was one kid that was looking at possible life in prison when he came in and for a long time we really butted heads. But before he left, something clicked; he sat me down one day and said ‘I’m sorry I’ve been such an ass. You have the same name as my mom and she was terrible to me. You always showed me kindness and you forgave me, and it changed the way that I see people.’  Being loved and cared for by people really transformed his character. These kids constantly surprise me. It’s amazing to see the power that love and mercy have. I love every part of it."

(2/2) “I teach literature and creative writing at a detention center for youth. There was one kid that was looking at possible life in prison when he came in and for a long time we really butted heads. But before he left, something clicked; he sat me down one day and said ‘I’m sorry I’ve been such an ass. You have the same name as my mom and she was terrible to me. You always showed me kindness and you forgave me, and it changed the way that I see people.’
Being loved and cared for by people really transformed his character. These kids constantly surprise me. It’s amazing to see the power that love and mercy have. I love every part of it.”

The power of Love and Mercy

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