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Forgiveness

Fred has never particularly liked Gary; in fact some of their differences have been replete with shouting.  Currently, Gary’s life is imploding: The IRS has seized his house for taxes, he has developed diabetes which requires the insulin that he … Continue reading

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Escape

I recently watched a series entitled “Breakout” which was about how men in U.S. prisons planned and accomplished their escapes. What stood out to me in each instance was how every prisoner was sure that if he could only get … Continue reading

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Almost Anything Can Happen

I recently read about a man who had been incarcerated for 39 years for a crime he repeatedly denied having committed. After 39 years someone came forward and admitted that he had lied at the trial and that the convicted … Continue reading

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No One Can Make Me Forgive

In the Orthodox Church there is the sacrament of Confession.  In the presence of the Priest as a witness a person speaks aloud of his transgressions to God and asks for forgiveness.  At the end of the Confession the penitent … Continue reading

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Life With No Possibility of Parole

I have recently been watching a series about men in prisons entitled “Lock-up”.  The series examines life behind bars particularly for men sentenced to “life without the possibility of parole.”  These men know they are where they will eventually die.  … Continue reading

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