Tears are Great Medicine

Wow…  What a week.

Last Thursday, Theresa and I were inside the San Bruno County Jails, running our weekly Training of Trainers program.  Just another day.

We were training the men to present the “Violence Is” activity, and as part of it we were having a discussion about the various forms of violence and harm.  We recognize that violence is not just a physical act that you do to someone else.  The deepest pains in society are the emotional scars that we all carry inside.

Then, one of the men spoke up.  This young man had been one of the quieter, less engaged men in our group since we started this program over two months ago.  Typically, he would just sit back and not really say much.  He even told us later that he was thinking about leaving our group.   [Read more...]