After Philippians 1:27-30
I sit in a prison, here, and write
to you there. And it was there
that I was once arrested
for freeing that slave girl
of her demon, for giving her
a new life. The men who made
money from her enslavement,
those merchants of death,
were not pleased. We were
arrested because we stopped this
one example of human trafficking.
But we were delivered, a miracle,
and now I sit in prison
for the same reason, because
of the threat to the order,
the existing order, the status quo.
Faithfulness is often followed
by suffering. But it is not what
has happened to the world, how it
has decayed; instead, it is what
has come to the world,
the salvation of hope. That hope
unleashes servants upon the world.
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