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No Man is Beyond Redemption

A quote from a secular judge highlights this interesting article from Courthouse News Service:

MANHATTAN, NYC July 12, 2011 (CN) – A federal judge granted U.S. citizenship to a decorated Vietnam veteran who stabbed and killed his wife, then made a remarkable turnaround in prison. “No man is beyond redemption,” Judge Denny Chin wrote.
The government argued that a man convicted of manslaughter could not demonstrate “good moral character,” a precondition for naturalization. Rejecting that, Judge Chin quoted Helen Keller on character and perseverance.
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved,” Keller wrote in “Midstream: My Later Life.” Chin said that Lawson exemplified Keller’s standard.
“Lawson has redeemed himself,” Judge Chin wrote. “Through the way he dealt with his ‘experience of trial and suffering,’ he has shown that he is and has been, since August 4, 2005 and before, of good moral character. His petition is granted.”

Read the full article here: Thank God, whether the judge knows Christ or not, what he said is certainly true! Thank God that none of us are beyond redemption!

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