Friday, December 18th, 2015
THE REST OF THE REST OF THE STORY
When I talked with Raphael two days after the hearing in Anoka, I was still very upset with his public defender and let Raphael know it. He listened to me vent but didn’t say anything. I told him he still needed to be cordial to the guy because he’d probably have one more dealing with him at the formality of a sentencing at the end of January. Raphael’s response was simple and heartfelt. “I pray for him…that he’ll become less cynical and more caring for future clients.”
Lord, here is a person in jail for eight years that is more tuned into Your mercy than I am, not just for himself but for others. Help me react to others with Your mercy rather than my self-focused judgment; may I learn from him.