what not to do when they write, so they will not be conned or manipulated by the inmates.
Most people write because they want to reach out in love - unconditional love. Some people feel it is the safest way to fulfill Christ's command as stated in Matthew 25:35-46.
In verse 39, it says, "When saw we thee sick, or in prison and came unto thee?" Verse 40: "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily, I say unto you, inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, you have done it unto me."
Marsha, you've got to realize that every one of these inmates is someone's son or daughter. Yes, some committed horrible crimes, and others are in there on drug charges, drunken driving, wife beating, husband abuse, sexual abuse, etc.
I could go on and on. The number one crime they've all committed was their sin(s) against God. The question we need to ask ourselves is, are these men and women, boys and girls, beyond the grace of God? The answer is no.
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