I went over to the jail tonight to see L. He's the young man I met when I went over to do my ministerial association rotation and well, frankly, he's kind of won my heart. Nineteen, he's been in some kind of "lock-up" for a good chunk of his life, and yet....there is a sweetness about him that touches my soul. He has gifts, drawing and writing. his heart is not hard. He cries when he talks about wanting God's forgiveness and a new life. Could he be conning me? Maybe. But I don't think so. I've been doing this a long time. I know conning when I see it usually.
Tonight I am very grateful to be in L's life. For the reminder that despite hardship and bad breaks the beauty of a soul can shine. I thank God for the grace to see him through God's eyes tonight. I ask your prayers for him.