Recently, someone said in my presence: "Why is life such a struggle? Couldn't God make things easier for me?" It's true that life often is a struggle. As you ponder your own struggles, consider this story for a moment.
Every Year our ministry caters in a meal to the men at Tomoka Correctional Institution in Daytona Beach. It usually coincides with the Feasts of Pascha or The Nativity but due to circumstances beyond our control this year, it had to be delayed until August 12th.
I did a lot of reading, I would read an hour of an Orthodox book and then an hour of the Bible. My goal was to read the Bible in a year and I did. And then I started it over again.”
“Thank you for not forgetting the prisoners. My Dad became a Christian and is a totally different person because of your ministry.”
Amen! Thank God for our priests and volunteers who go into prisons, forging relationships and sharing the love of God in such a powerful way. This is an important push for the rest of us to go do likewise.