NO ONE HAS BEEN LEFT BEYOND THE POSSIBILITY OF REDEMPTION
Our spirituality gains depth and grandeur when we go to accompany the wounded and the wounding alike on whom God’s mercy rains down like a huge downpour excluding no one. We need to help rehabilitate people who have spent time in jails and jail-like situations for various reasons.
In moments of weakness, people commit crimes of cruelty without a forethought. Such people as also those sent to jail terms should be seen as ‘one of the little ones’ and treated with compassion. They deserve our consideration, care and compassionate treatment; let us participate in the ministry of redemption to them. If we do not forgive our brethren, what is this life for them on this earth? Who on earth hasn’t committed mistakes and sins, both big and small?
When we visit them in their cells and teach them lessons of humane treatment and compassionate words, they begin to experience redemption and conversion. Treat them and their partners, parents and children with humanitarian consideration. Help them in every way possible. God wishes that we should extend to them whatever help is available for their rehabilitation on return from prison.
Similarly, some people, through stubbornness and obstinacy, refuse to live in peace with their folks at home, and suffer loneliness like in a prison. They are lonely and suffer in silence their personal, death-like sorrows. There are others who, for the sake of the family’s fair name, hide a lot of secrets and live secret lives away from the glare of society.
It is a heavenly mission to lead such people through spiritual and psychological counselling to the realities of daily living and show them the way to lead holistic lives in the company of their dear and near ones. It is a sign of the Book of Life.