I’m finishing up a remarkable book called Cain’s Redemption. It is about Angola prison in Louisiana. Virtually everyone there is on a life sentence or a death sentence for the crimes they have committed and have almost no hope of ever being free again. Almost all will die there, either by lethal injection or old age. But what you read about is quite surprising: a seminary, pastors, preachers, missionaries…and hope. You can see an illuminating documentary about the prison HERE. It’s twenty-odd minutes, but worth it.
Just one quote from the book that I found quite challenging and humbling. A prisoner said, “I’m praying that my desire to serve God would exceed my desire to get out of prison.” It’s quite a remarkable story of God’s grace. Read, watch, whatever, but see how God reaches all people in all places.