bruce van exel

You don’t wanna know what I think, because what I think is in a perfect world, I would send you two packing and put your daughter in a place where people know a child’s a gift. A GIFT! And one you won’t even have that long. And a little girl? A girl is a special gift because I don’t know if you’ve picked up on this but girls have been undervalued in the history of this country, this civilization for that matter. They have been treated like decorations, objects, and second class citizens. Yes I have a daughter and what I pray about day in and day out is how to prove to her that she has every right to stand up and be counted as a human being and anyone who thinks of her as anything less is not even worth her time. Not even the space they take up on this planet. That is what I think.
—  Bruce Van Exel, Judging Amy 
Judging Amy, 2x18
  • Amy: Aren't you supposed to believe in forgiveness?
  • Bruce: I do, I just don’t believe in cheap grace.
  • Amy: What?
  • Bruce: You’ve never read Dietrich Bonhoeffer? … Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran theologian who was killed in a concentration camp, he wrote about the difference between cheap grace and costly grace.
  • Amy: And the difference is..?
  • Bruce: Cheap grace is what people are looking for when they wanna skip the part where they have to repent.
so while Joslyn napped this afternoon I had the opportunity to watch Judging Amy

and I nearly burst with love for Bruce and Amy because it was the Jared dying arc and just kjagkljegkejagiajaioja

THE FACT THAT AMY COULD ONLY BREAK DOWN WITH BRUCE. 

THE FACT THAT BRUCE SHOWED UP AT HER DOOR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT BECAUSE HE KNEW SHE NEEDED A FRIEND.