9.13.14: National – (Lifestyle): It’s no secret by now what’s taken place with Ray Rice; he’s out of a job and his marketability has been severely damaged.
Many people have expressed outrage and disgust over his actions – and rightfully so – but I’m concerned for Ray, thus I choose to express compassion.
Unfortunately, not many others have shown an interest in ensuring Ray Rice – who’s obviously mentally-ill to some degree – gets the help that he needs to ensure that this incident isn’t repeated.
Just to be clear, I am not in support of what Ray Rice did. But I can’t help to think what happens with people when they commit such a vile act.
We always want to see healing come to victims, but shouldn’t we want the same for those who initiate the abuse in hopes that they’ll be better people?
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When i was victim of domestic violence for more than a year, no matter how outraged I was at the abuse, I always prayed for my abuser, genuinely hoping she received the help and healing needed. As I look at what’s taking place with Ray Rice, I think the same thing.
After being demonized so heavily in a matter of days, I wonder who will be there to lend a hand to help him change his ways. As one nation, under God, at what point do we show love and forgiveness, instead of disgust and judgment?
We all have monsters in our closets and I’m pretty sure if our dirty laundry hit the news wire you’d be looking for compassion and an opportunity to become a better person.
So let’s chill on calling Ray Rice a monster and instead #KeepLovePresent!
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