I Was In Prison

Dear Oscar

I’m sure you know this passage from Matthew 25:37. Where we discover that Jesus considers the poor and hungry, sick and imprisoned to be His brothers. But imprisoned doesn’t only mean those who are actually in prison. Many of us in the world are imprisoned in our own minds and bodies, by fear, by sickness, by greed, by pride. We can so easily create prisons for ourselves without ever entering a jail building.

Jesus exhorts us to visit those in prison as if we were visiting Him. And these visits do not have to be physical visits, a simple letter can do so much good. By writing to somebody in prison, the writer’s presence can be felt. I hope you get many letters Oscar, because each letter represents a visit from a person who cares and who hasn’t given up on you.

Sally (UK)

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