A prisoner finds something he can count on

In the last few years of my incarceration, I've had to put aside trust in human reasoning, which in the past has consistently failed me, and instead put my complete trust in the Father-Mother God.

I was removed from my position as a cook in our institution's kitchen, and was automatically transferred to a unit orderly position. But then through some new classification process, I was quickly removed. The prison authorities had labeled me a public risk, even though I've got less than a year to go and have an exemplary institutional record. The bottom line is that I can no longer work anywhere in this institution, except as a corridor orderly.

For a few days I let my anger completely take over. But I've learned from conversations with the Christian Science volunteer worker and from my study of Science and Health that God has only good in store for His sons and daughters.

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February 19, 2001

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