Not a sentiment that the jury’s apt to share during this guy’s sentencing, but if you want to see how seriously these Christians take their faith, just watch this.

What they’re saying is straight from the heart, no doubt, but it’s also a brilliant way to get into his head. If you believe NBC’s sources, the kindness showed to him at the Bible study meeting almost convinced him to call the whole thing off. Now here are the people whose relatives he killed extending their forgiveness not 48 hours after he murdered their mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters. That’s a lot of humanity from people he’s convinced himself aren’t fully human for a supremacist to try to get his head around.

He’s young and there’s always hope. Maybe he’ll find a way to repent while he’s counting the hours on Death Row.