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He’s never been convicted of a violent crime, but he’s made terrible, life affecting choices. He’s now coming out of jail after a short sentence to find himself on the fringes of society.
Few people trust him. Few people want to help him. He’s fortunate to have family that wants to get behind him, but there is overwhelming fear there. His family is frustrated by his choices and they’re afraid of enabling further bad choices. They feel helpless and ill equipped. They need support. Nick needs support.
He needs a job. He applied to a few places, but jail time doesn’t always sit well with future employers. Even if he finally landed a job, he can’t get his suspended license back yet and employers want to know he has reliable transportation.
The first step always feels just beyond his ability.
He wants to make changes. He knows the statistics of those who end up back in jail, and doesn’t want to be that statistic. But with every passing day he panics.
He feels frustrated, isolated, and inept.
He falls back on old relationships and habits.
Soon he’s right back where he started—old patterns, bad influences, and poor choices. How long do you give him before he’s back in police custody?
*Nick is a fictional character used for illustrative purposes. Any relation to an individual living or deceased is purely coincidental.
When we care for one another, our community is safer and stronger.
As Christians we are called and sent to live on mission for the glory of God, and part of that mission is to "do good to everyone" (Galatians 6:10). That means we have the unique privilege of serving others in Christ’s name. And not just others, but everyone—even Nick.