“Men … would you want any guy thinking about or doing to your sister doing what you’re thinking about doing to this woman under these circumstances?” McNellis asked.
“As we spend time loving and caring for ourselves, our brain responds and our capacity to love and connect with our neighbor increases,” Roozeboom said. “What happens is people lose a sense of separateness between the self and others, and we have this experience of being at one.”
Willie Jennings, a theologian and professor at Yale Divinity School, believes that mistakes made in interpreting God’s word is the root of many social rifts, such as poor race relations and border debates.
“There was no other explanation other than prayer,” Cullinan said.