The spirit of Christianity in the Christmas season

I don’t normally do this, pick up a news article from somewhere else and repost it on our front page, but considering the time of the year and how so many people, especially lawmakers claim to be Christian, I think this lady has set the standard for all those would be Christians out there. If you can’t live up to this standard of compassion, understanding, and forgiveness stop pretending to be something you’re not.

Prison pen pal sends season’s greetings, comfort to lonely felons

Margie Fishman, The News Journal Published 3:17 p.m. ET Dec. 22, 2017 | Updated 8:37 p.m. ET Dec. 22, 2017

Before Lori Alberts climbs under her rainbow-themed covers at night, she says goodnight to her guys.

The ones who got out and the ones still in.

Dozens of photos of her prison pen pals are tacked up on either side of the bed in Alberts’ baby blue split-level in Smyrna. Some men appear icy and defiant; others crack easy smiles, savoring the sunshine alongside relatives.

Nearby, a quote from abolitionist Frederick Douglass warns: “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

After writing to roughly 300 Delaware inmates over seven years, Alberts, a blunt yet merciful cafeteria lady, does her best to mend frayed edges and gaping holes.

“If you just lock somebody in a cage, then they forget what they did wrong and they just know that you’re mean,” she says. “I would want someone to write to me and care that I was alive.”

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