Prisoner of Gratitude


Last night I attended a volunteer appreciation night for the prison ministry I am involved with. It was the first time in the 12 years that I had gone to such a function. The highlight of the evening was the talk by an inmate who thanked us for the sacrifice we made for them, for helping the inmates feel human and for continuing to come out. Serenaded by a house band of inmates and two volunteers and fed by the culinary crew the evening was a success.

Every once in awhile we are prisoners to gratitude. The blessings we receive are undeserved and unexpected. What are you grateful for right now?



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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