From Prison To Vision...
What’s it like leaving your imprint, your legacy of life, on a prison island to an unknown destiny?
I honestly can’t fathom, but I do know what it’s like being shackled and imprisoned. We all have felt a glimpse of what it’s like being imprisoned due to COVID-19 to a certain degree, no doubt.
Kind of makes us crazy, right?
That isolation is brutal and torturing.
Then add a cocktail or two of criminal conduct, the lingering hangover does more harm than just inviting the consequences of the drunkard.
But why stand with the oppressed and be a voice for the rejected? After all, sipping mango margaritas on the white sandy beaches of Florida is where those whom retire go, right?
New voices are definitely emerging on the front line of hate and reunification. Mine is no exception. Some are called and some are anointed.
Why stand with the oppressed and be a voice for the rejected?
It’s too easy to hate and cast blame while shifting responsibility onto others than to sit in the swamp battling with the lurking gators and pour life and love that restores what life deplored.
Working with our incarcerated and returning citizens may not be glamorous and relaxing, but I’ve personally been called to build from prison to vision. I understand all too well how hurt people hurt others, but healed people heal.
I’m with Michelle Obama, “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s the power of using your voice.”
I don’t know about you, but “I refuse to settle for anything just because I came from nothing.”
We have to break the silence. No one is alone. Blameless and Forever Free Ministries is firmly planted in helping those from prison to community.
That's called leaving your imprint on the prison island and embracing a new destiny. From prison to vision.
Until next time…