I believe that there is right and wrong and that we are responsible for our choices.
I believe that there is right and wrong and that we can repent of our choices.
I believe in the redemption narrative.
It weaves its way through history, taking the hardest of hearts and simultaneously softening and strengthening. It takes the worst of behaviour and turns chaff into gold, ashes into beauty.
This narrative tells of the selfish becoming selfless. It tells of haters becoming helpers. It tells of the lost becoming found.
It tells of drug dealers becoming painters and pastors.
Yes, we are responsible for our choices and we can also repent of our choices.
I believe in the redemption narrative and for every woman, for every man, I wish the opportunity for redemption. The option remains only while we draw breath.
And so, I stand for mercy. And with mercy, redemption.