What sets the captive free?

 

The healing Christ that Jesus expressed is present at every moment to open the doors of thought and set us free from imprisoning ailments, even long-standing ones.

That question, “What sets the captive free?” kept coming to me as I watched the recent documentary “College Behind Bars.” It’s an inspiring look at a group of incarcerated men and women earning liberal arts degrees through one of the most rigorous and effective prison education programs in the United States. The students cultivate confidence and eloquence, some expressing deep regret for the crimes they’ve committed. One commented that when he reads and studies, he no longer notices his cell’s bars – he’s free.

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