This, quite simply, has to be read. It should be read as a document of tragic history, as an exploration of humanity, as a discussion of what it truly means to forgive. It has to be read because we cannot let the world move on from that horrific day in Charleston–not without real, lasting change. But mostly, we should read this because we owe them that much: we owe it to the 9 that were murdered out of hate, to the three that barely survived, and to all the family and friends whose lives have been irreparably damaged by that day. We owe it to them to listen, as best we can, to what they have to say.