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Botham Jean’s Brother Not Only Hugs Botham’s Killer, but Declares That He Loves Her, and Wants Nothing but the Best for Her.

Amber Guyger, a white Dallas cop, came home after a long day of work only to see what she thought was an intruder in her apartment, so she instinctively shot and killed him. Only, it wasn’t her apartment, it was one floor above hers, and the man was Botham Jean, a brother in Christ who graduated from Harding University, and very active in the church of Christ in the Dallas area.

Botham Leading Singing at the Harding Lectures in 2014

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I’ve thought many times over the past few days of news coverage, and especially with the video above, that it is often so incredibly hard to understand how God uses pain and suffering for his purposes. However, the display of love from his brother works against the too-common media narrative of outrage and division to show what imitating Christ’s love looks like.

via gig3m on Reddit

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If you truly are sorry, I know I can speak for myself, I forgive you and I know if you go to God and ask him he will forgive you and I don’t think anyone could sit again I was speaking for myself not even bad for my family but I love you just like anyone else and I’m not gonna say I hope you rot and die it’s just like my brother did but I see hey I personally want the best for you and I wasn’t gonna ever say this in front of my family or anyone but I don’t even want you to go to jail I want the best for you because I know that’s what that’s exactly what Botham would want you to do and the best would be give your life to Christ just I might don’t say anything else I think given your life to Christ be the best thing that Botham would want you to do again I love you as a person and I don’t wish anything bad on you I don’t know if this is possible but okay can I give her a hug please please yes it thank you

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