The Common Good
July-August 1996

Brought to Tears

by Rocci Hildum | July-August 1996

I JUST FINISHED reading online the
Sojourners piece, “Dear Judge Wynn...” (March-April
1996) and it literally brought me to tears.

I JUST FINISHED reading online the Sojourners piece, “Dear Judge Wynn...” (March-April 1996) and it literally brought me to tears. I am a 39-year-old Anglo male, married and the father of a 6-year- old girl. I am a lifelong peace and justice advocate who believes that of all the peace and justice ministries in which I will ever by involved, being a parent surpasses them all in importance.

I am a social worker, and I have struggled with what is the appropriate response when the law and conscience are at odds. The letters were beautiful and moving. Thank you so much for creating an opportunity for me to share them.

Rocci Hildum
Cashmere, Washington, via Internet

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