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A Desire For Mercy

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Bryan Stevenson
Original Publication
February 24, 2019
Last Updated
Jan 16, 2023 3:42 AM
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There is a strength, a power even, in understanding brokenness, because embracing our brokenness creates a need and desire for mercy, and perhaps a corresponding need to show mercy. When you experience mercy, you learn things that are hard to learn otherwise. You see things you can't otherwise see; you hear things you can't otherwise hear. You begin to recognize the humanity that resides in each of us. πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸ¦±Β Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Intiative in Montgomery, AL as soon as he graduated law school. His life has been spent overturning wrongful convictions and exonerating innocent people who have been placed on death row. The common thread for the injustice his clients have faced is racism and/or poverty. A true advocate for justice, Mr. Stevenson has not only successfully defended over 125 people wrongfully sentenced to death, he is also passing on his knowledge and experience as a Professor of Law. The recipient of many awards and honorary doctoral degrees, Mr. Stevenson is also an author. His book, Just Mercy, is a New York Times Best Seller and was named one of the 10 Best Books of Nonfiction for 2014. (The above quote is from the book, which will soon be a movie!) I have a review of the book here on the blog as well (

) and highly recommend it.

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The β€œQuotes to Live By” series was originally posted to my Instagram in 2019. Due to the original medium, these posts are fairly short and not meant to be exhausted biographies.

References

  1. β€œBryan Stevenson".Β Equal Justice Initiative; visited February 2019
  2. Bryan Stevenson.Β Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. October 2014

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