As they recounted their experiences and asked each other the tough questions, I saw understanding grow as both discovered a landscape not marked by history and fear.   Karen was able to see a picture of remorse in Wayne.  He was able to see the horrible impact that another had made on Karen.  Both caught sight of what their lives could become beyond the offenses.

I was transfixed as I saw two people communicate fearlessly.  They were both able to sit and listen without becoming defensive.  A holiness settled into the living room.  For a few moments, we experienced the lion and the lamb at peace together.  What if Karen had this opportunity with her own father?  What if Wayne were able to be make peace with his family?

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