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Unlikely Friends
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Unlikely Friends

I Am Second Conversations – Michael and Tiffany Michael is a former neo-nazi whose life was defined by rejection and hate.  Tiffany is an African-American probation officer assigned to his case. Today they sit down for an I Am Second conversation, side by side, to talk about the day that Tiffany came to Michael’s house, knowing who he was on paper – his record, and the symbols of hate on his walls and his skin – but open to the possibility of a life transformed, ready to work for radical change. “Can I ask you a serious question?” Michael asks. Tiffany nods. “Why did you believe in me so much? Why did you keep coming back? Why did you want to help me to change?…The things I did in my past, the people I’ve hurt…How can you love somebody like that? How can somebody respect me, accept me with the things I did? That’s why I had all that hate in me, because who would want me?” These are difficult questions, but Tiffany doesn’t hesitate. She gives her answer, calm and sure.  “God,” she says.

19 thoughts on “Unlikely Friends

  1. Bob L at 4:22 pm
    Bob L

    There is hardly anything in the world more powerful to heal, nor more difficult to extend, than forgiveness. Jesus’ examples of forgiveness in the Bible are deep expressions of His love and they are what resonate with me the most, and challenge me to become more like Him everyday of my life. Tiffany’s demonstrated love came from the Holy Spirit in her life, and she was an ambassador of Jesus Christ, as though God were reconciling Michael to Himself through the loving sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, she let Him know that he was already forgiven — he just needed to accept that forgiveness, believe in Jesus, and commit his life to God’s care. Jesus says in John 13:35 “By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” As the saying goes “to error is human, to forgive divine.”

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