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Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #522 Manuel Vasquez / March 11, 2015

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Manuel Vasquez-  “Thank you Lord for your mercy and unconditional love.” Who can describe love greater than any love imaginable? Who can comprehend love that is without end? Manuel Vasquez knew that the mercy and love of […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #521 Donald Newbury / February 4, 2015

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Donald Newbury-  “That each new indignity defeats only the body.” Donald Newbury knew that the indignity of execution could only defeat the body. For Newbury, the soul is always free for those who allow it to be. […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #520 Robert Ladd / January 29, 2015

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Robert Ladd-   “Let’s ride.” We stop. We are afraid. We don’t want to move an inch. Danger is a paralyzing force. In the face of certain death, Robert Ladd looked danger in the eye and shrugged. […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #519 Arnold Prieto / January 21, 2015

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Arnold Prieto- “There are no endings, only beginnings.” For Jesus, the ending was just the beginning. For Arnold Prieto, the ending was just the beginning. What about for you? I invite you to pray the last words […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #516 Willie Trottie / September 10, 2014

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Willie Trottie- “Find it in your hearts to forgive me.” People are desperate for forgiveness. Who do we think we are to deny them? In Matthew 6:14, Jesus taught that those who forgive will be forgiven. When […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #514 Ramiro Hernandez / April 9, 2014

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Ramiro Hernandez– “All I have is love.”  We go through life thinking we need so much. Unfortunately, the more we accumulate the more we think we need. People fail to realize that love will make you richer […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #513 Tommy Sells / April 3, 2014

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Tommy Sells-  Silence. Tommy Sells was a serial killer. Do you realize this system of execution makes you one too? In the silence of Tommy Sells, I invite you to repent: Silence. Amen.

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #512 Anthony Doyle / March 27, 2014

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Anthony Doyle- Silence. Anthony Doyle refused to speak in his final moments. Will we remember the silence that we caused? In the silence of Anthony Doyle, I invite you to experience the silence caused by capital punishment: […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #510 Suzanne Basso / February 5, 2014

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Suzanne Basso- Silence. Suzanne Basso refused to speak. Have you ever wondered why women are consistently silenced? I invite you to ponder the oppression of women around the world in the silence of Suzanne Basso. Silence. Amen.

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #509 Edgar Tamayo / January 22, 2014

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Edgar Tamayo- Silence. Mexican national Edgar Tamayo decided to remain silent during his execution. After looking back at other cases, I realized that a considerable amount of persons being executed in Texas that have remained silent are […]

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