Messy Jesus Business
Sr. Mumbi Kigutha was recently interviewed on the podcast "Messy Jesus Business." It was written about the episode:
In Season 2, Episode 9, Sister Julia Walsh talks with Sister Mumbi Kigutha about her process of discernment, how her community ensured she felt welcome, and how she knew at last she was home. They discuss the messiness of reconciliation, and what exactly restorative justice requires of us.
Sisters Julia and Mumbi talk about the healing power of the truth, and the importance of understanding the why behind what happens.
“The why is what helps us to see ourselves in the perpetrator’s shoes, that but for the grace of God that could be me,” Sister Mumbi explains. “It gives a chance for the victim and perpetrator to see each other as human beings, and how, at different times in our life, we cross those lines.”
This makes reconciliation work painstaking, but vital for restorative justice. “Pain that is not transformed is transferred. This is what we see all over the world,” Sister Mumbi explains.
Check out more of the article and listen to the episode here.