Church, this is it.
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..."
The Kingdom of heaven is like a man whose brother was brutally murdered in his apartment by a government official. Instead of crying out "eye for an eye" in the courts, the man cries out for love, redemption, forgiveness, relationship, and transformation.
On September 6, 2018 Amber Guyger, an off duty member of the Dallas Police Department, mistakenly entered the apartment of Botham Jean and shot and killed him. The story immediately made national headlines. For the next year, the country watched and eagerly waited for resolution and justice. On October 1, 2019 Guyger was convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison the following day.
Below is a video from the sentencing.
This. Is. It.