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May 2015

“Christ is Risen!”

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil: cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice, with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another, Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. (Romans 12:9-16)

Good morning!

2012-0826-christ-prisonerSome may think that all those who are in jail or prison have committed horrific crimes. But this is not the case. There are many who get caught in the web of alcohol or drugs. Then they may be placed on probation, and the tangled web of legal pressure causes their lives to be very restricted.

Did you know that at least 85% of those incarcerated are those who abuse drugs or alcohol? Many are working men and women who have lost their way due to the fog of alcohol and drug abuse.

I have one prisoner in mind, Richard. He has a family and a good job. He is an Orthodox Christian who has succumbed to the fantasy that “using” is okay and does not consider the consequences of his choices. This puts tremendous pressure on his family, especially since his addiction has landed him in jail.

I write this to plead for you to remember the families who suffer due to the actions of people that affect all those around them.

A person who gets mired into the path of addiction has but three choices to deal with… jails, institutions, or death.

Through your prayers may those who face the isolation of jails or prison find their way, through the prayers of saintly prayer warriors.

May the beauty of Heaven consume you,

Fr. David

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