Friday, August 8, 2008
Catherine Rohr shared powerfully about her calling to work with prisoners in Texas, preparing and coaching them to embrace the opportunity to live meaningful lives and reenter society to make a positive difference. The program is called The Prison Entrepreneurship Program.
At the end of her talk, they introduced former prisoners who are now productive members of society, thanks to her program; one of whom was released this morning.
Wow. Talk about shame and admitting your past - and letting God shine through your present situation. This is stunning.
To have the courage to say, "I did fourteen years for murdery." "I served four years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon."
These men are able to stand up and say who they were - but stand firmly on who they ARE now, glorifying the new things that God has done for them.
"Shake it off and step up."