Day 21 - First Steps: Visit

Day 21 - First Steps: Visit

"I take my cue from Jesus Christ..."

James Baldwin, 1986

"Well. … I take my cue from Jesus Christ, really, who told me and told all of us to love each other, clothe the naked, feed the hungry, and visit those in prison. If we can’t do that, you’re not a believer, I don’t care what church you go to."
James Baldwin, interview with Mavis Nicholson, 1986

... for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.
Matthew 25:35-36

Visit someone in a prison in your local area, or commit to write letters to prisoners in your state. 
To begin visiting persons in prison, visit https://www.prisonervisitation.org/  
or search prison visitation programs in your local area.

God of Daniel, who was thrown in the lion’s den, give me the foolishness to confront the deadly powers of imprisonment and captivity.

God of Lydia, who received Paul and Silas after they came out of prison, give me a spirit of grace to trust and welcome any who know the indignities of incarceration.

God of Jesus Christ, who calls disciples to treat one another as you have treated us, take me by the hand and walk me behind prison walls, so that I might visit your people there, and in so doing, visit you.

Amen.
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