Thursday, July 25, 2019 -
I would like to address this letter today to Sarah Star, Frank Langrock, Beth Jacob, Diego Soto, J. Tyler Clemons, and the other attorneys and legal aids from Southern Poverty Law Center. There is a host of you, I understand, and I know that you must be reading this website in order to glean something you can use in court against me when and if the civil suit ever goes to trial.
And, if perhaps Janet Jenkins is reading this, it is for you, as well.
I want you to know that I do not hate you. In fact, I love you, in the name of Jesus Christ. He, in fact, tells His followers to love their enemies, do good to those who hate them, bless those who curse them and pray for those who spitefully use them and persecute them. And so, I have been praying for you in this same way for years. I still also pray for the prosecutor and Judge Arcara in this same manner. If you have been reading this journal, you have learned my heart.
I want you to know that I forgive you, and I wish you no harm. The blessings I pray for you are that you will find peace in your heart, peace in fact with God Almighty. I myself have found this peace, knowing that I no longer have to bear any guilt or shame or penalty for sinful past.
You see, when God sent His only Son into the world as God incarnate, living a perfect life, unstained by sin – something that cannot be said of any of us – He was accused and falsely condemned on the cross to pay the penalty for my sin – and yours! The guilt of our sin and shortcomings become more than we can bear, affecting our relationships and stripping us of our happiness. But God provided a way for us to have peace with Him, if we confess our sin, ask Him to forgive us through His blood shed for us and then embrace Him as our Lord and Savior. It is as simple as that! The peace and happiness you will find are unparalleled to any satisfaction you have previously encountered.
This is how I pray for you each and every day -- that you will indeed be blessed in this way, and find the joy that you have been missing in your life; that the emptiness you have will be filled to overflowing. I do not proclaim curses on you, but blessings immeasurable! The peace you find will make everything I have been through worth it to me. That’s how much I love you!