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Analysis Of Just Mercy

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In the book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, shame and repentance are necessary for rectifying the wrong done to people whether that wrong occurs intentionally or not within our neighborhood communities, and church communities and our families. With regards to Stevenson’s remarks about this theme I agree with him and identify with the moral consequences and Christian applications of the philosophy. Personal experience varies according to environment, morality, and behavioral choices and plays a crucial role in an individual’s interpretation of Stevenson’s premise. Everyone opinions may differ from mine, even if they agree with the statement. I’m intertest here in the many ways that individuals and communities alike interpret…show more content…
While working on Jimmy Dills case Mr. Stevenson had a flashback. The story tells of when young Stevenson made a mistake and would learn from the mistake to grow as a better person (285-287). The story goes when he was little, he met a boy the same age as him, but had a speech impediment. He thought the boy was doing it on purpose and laughed at him, even though he had no wrong intentions. His mother saw this and immediately reprehended him. His mother was very disappointed him and said that was wrong of him to do that to the other child. Then his mother said he had to apologize and say “I love you” to him. He was reluctant because it was embarrassing, but he wanted to make it up to the other boy. So young Stevenson went up to the boy and said he was sorry for what he had done. Next, he gave the little boy a hug and then said “I love you” but continued the hug so the boy could not see his face. The boy hugged him even tighter and whisper “I love you, too” back to him, without even stuttering. This shows how shame gave him a different outlook and helped him learn to become a better…show more content…
Stevenson is correct about his remarks that deal with shame and repentance mostly leads from my personal experiences. Without the feeling of shame from making mistakes, I do not believe that I would be the same person as I am today. It made me think of what I did was wrong and found reason to try and never do it again. The story about when Stevenson laughed at the little boy, made me think of when something like that happened to me. The important lesson I learned from my youth was the importance of others feeling and what shame I felt for doing it. I would be naïve to everyone’s feeling because they had nothing to do with me, but that is the worst thing you could do to someone. My experience involves a good friend of mine that I still have today. He had a problem with making friends because he was bi-polar. While it is different from when Stevenson laughed at the boy who had the speech impediment. The feeling was the same because instead of laughing I avoided him. He would get angry at people for no reason and they would get angry back. I was one of the many people who looked at him and didn’t want to get involved with him. However, one day he showed up to my house and wanted to see if my brothers and I wanted to play with him. He didn’t live to far from my house. My mother knew his grandmother who was taking care of him and told us we needed to play with him. I told her I didn’t want to because of who he was and what other people