Merry Christmas, friends! As I was checking in with our sister sites this past week, I found this unique Christmas message on 5 Minutes for Faith by Carol, 5 Minutes for Faith contributing writer and author of the blog, “Sheep to the Right.”
But when I asked the six felons at the table around me what they wanted for Christmas, they responded in unison. “Papers!”
“Papers?” I naively asked.
“Yeah. Parole papers,” the one closest to me explained. “We want to be home for Christmas.”
Half of the men at my table were in the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary prison ministry degree program. (Yeah, I know. It’s a mouth-full.) I questioned those three again. “But what about your degree? If you got out on parole-” They stopped me before I could continue….