Article from Southern Poverty Law Center, By Don Terry
Before he was a monster he was a child, who waited for help. No one came.
Four weeks from now he will be executed.
I truly believe that JPF should be relieved of his suffering. His energy has been nothing but dark, evil and murderous. I equate it to an abused animal that can’t be stopped from killing and harming at will.
I am not seeking revenge. If I sought revenge I would want him to die in prison in his 90’s. I am seeking the mercy for his suffering life.
I think about what happens to our energy when we die. Energy doesn’t die it transforms. His energy is a black hole of hate. How could that be healed? I think of Martin Luther Kings quote, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only Light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only Love can do that.”
Some people think of God as Light and Love. I am one of them.
Maybe his dark energy could be transformed into light before he dies. I hate to think of his energy binding with more dark energy.
He never knew love. As a child he was brutalized, starved, beaten under the peripheral vision of family members who didn’t help him. “It wasn’t polite conversation. It was none of their business.”
He was a product of the village that turned their eyes to the suffering of an unprotected abused child.
I am not making excuses for him. I can only forgive when I truly hear his narrative.
But knowing how he was raised I understand how he grew up to murder the children in the village. Averting our eyes to the suffering of a child, doesn’t shield us from their pain.
I pray for him.
I pray he is sincere in his apology and renouncing of racism.
I pray for his healing before he dies.
I pray there is a God.
I pray for reincarnation.
I pray he is born to a loving nurturing family and is raised to value love and life.
I pray for the end of child abuse, racism and apathy of the village.
I pray for a TSUNAMI HEALING RIPPLE EFFECT in Humanity.