There are still large mounds of snow outside and the temperature remains below freezing. Yet this morning the sun's rays seemed very strong. Spring
is on the way!
It was good to be outdoors, and I was able to walk
with my Christian friends, Alan and Robert.
We needed the fresh air, and I needed the healing touch
of the sun to help overcome my recent bout with the flu. I still have traces of it in my
The two correction officers who were assigned to observe
the prisoners in the yard both happened to be Christians, too. So the three of us were
able to greet the officers and say "God bless you" to them without anything being out of
I also felt a sense of security knowing that the guards
who were assigned to patrol the yard were Christians. For at this facility there are only a
handful of officers who are open believers in Jesus Christ (maybe six, total).
Anyhow, Alan, Rob and myself had a good time together. And we're an odd trio
because, as inmates come from all walks of life and many diverse backgrounds, Alan has a college degree and he had been a pharmacist. Robert was a police officer. I was a postal worker.
Then, several minutes before the call was made for
us to return to our respective cell blocks, the three of us were able to have a time of prayer together.
It was a refreshing morning.
February 14, 2004
(c) 2004 David Berkowitz