In some ways, Father Brown and Clarence Jordan couldn’t be more different. … Yet, both inspire me for the same reason: their participation in the redemptive activity of God. Both men are models of mercy.
The father went on directing his remarks to Naomi, “You aren’t one of us. Why would my children play with you?” Naomi looked at the grown man. She could see kindness in his eyes even though his tone and words did not match it. She said to him, “Aren’t we are all God’s children, sir? That makes us one family … doesn’t it, sir?”