We rejoice that justice has been carried out in the case of George Floyd, and we continue to pray that Black lives will truly matter from this day forward in our justice system. At the same time we need to look compassionately on the possible experiences in the life of Derek Chauvin that poisoned his psyche to the extent that he could carry out such an act that led to a heinous tragedy for another human being.

Sr. Cecilia Ranger, SNJM

Lake Oswego