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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. Annabel at 7:29 am
    Annabel

    Sooo impressed by this conversation, and i beñieve more than ever that God is present and he canchange anybodies life !! Thank you Michael and Tifanny

  2. H.Virgus Ewing III at 10:28 am
    H.Virgus Ewing III

    I have lived my life by the one Rule my Parents taught me at the time when I had Thought had become a man. 1973 I Blamed the White man for All the Problems Faced by my Culture at THAT point in my Life . I was In Discussions with my Mother about How we Needed to Change things in my Town and Make these Honkys Respect Us By Any means necessary….My Mother took a couple steps Back from me,( I later would realize that was for My benefit); Cocked her Head to Left and Look and and Said “(Son I know I Raised you Better tha this, WE have to Treat people the Way We Want to be Treated)”
    She went on to say of you go around with chip on your Shoulders, One Day Somebody’s going to Knock it off for you! I not telling you to Forget the Past,But you have to FORGIVE those whom have done Unspeakable or unthinkable Crimes against humanity or Your Life Will Suffer because They Don’t care how you feel. Trust me when I say GOD wants us to have Forgiveness in our Hearts . Because of the conversation that day I have lived my life by GODS WORDS , for whatever any other come my way ,it’s GODS WORDS that I hear in My Mothers Voice that direct and shelter any course in Life I Choose.

  3. Penny at 2:40 pm
    Penny

    That was probably the most touching ” I am Second ” that I have watched.
    God is truly the only one that will or has the authority to forgive our sins, because of what He did through Christ for us. We never deserve it, but because of LOVE God can and will.

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