Just Mercy : A Story Of Justice And Redemption Essay

803 Words Aug 11th, 2016 4 Pages
“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” is a captivating narration of the impact of empathy and the human spirit. Author Bryan Stevenson works tirelessly to help provide relief for death row inmates who were wrongly condemned, poorly defended, or left to die in America’s overgrowing prison system. He not only offered these people legal advice, but also showed his clients compassion and mercy, which many of them had not previously experienced. This is mostly evident in one specific passage in his story: “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.” This quotation is very important at this pivotal moment in my ever-changing life. In this day in age, our world can be a very cold, ruthless place where the light of mercy shines very faintly. Growing throughout adolescence, we are all molded by the world in which we live every day. Injustice and prejudice are more commonplace in our lives than that of the pursuit of what is right and respect. Only through even attempting to learn and respect one another, then we can hope to pursue true humanity and peace. One of the main themes from author Stevenson’s narrative…

Related Documents