You don't need to be behind bars to be imprisoned... In this reflection, our brother in Christ Fr George Tsahakis reminds us that at some point in our lives, we all find ourselves in chains--prisoners to things that bind and enslave us. If we are to truly help others be set free, we may need to first free ourselves.
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has designated the Sixth Sunday of Pascha, Sunday, May 17 of this year, as Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday in all parishes.
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.