Light in the prison

I attend a local branch Church of Christ, Scientist, and am part of an Institutional Committee—we go into the local prison and read the Christian Science Bible Lesson with the prisoners a few times a month. I’d like to share something about a time when the rest of my committee was out of town, so I was scheduled to go into the prison by myself for the first time.

As we had initially been faced with misunderstanding and suspicion toward Christian Science by prison staff, I was anxious about appearing by myself. Since childhood, I had always feared being put on the spot by those antagonistic to Christian Science. In this case, I was praying to understand that I was not going into the prison alone, but that God was already there. I wanted to see God reflected in the face of my “brother,” my fellow man.

When I arrived at the chapel, the chairs at the table were already full of men I knew and lots whom I did not. I gave a brief introduction to Christian Science, and we started reading the Bible Lesson out loud. 

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Set free
November 7, 2016

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