Imprisonment of the body is bitter; imprisonment of the mind is worse. (Thornton Wilder, 20th century Pulitzer Prize winning novelist)
The number of people in prisons around the world is staggering. Many deserve to be there, no doubt, but we fear for the many who are unjustly incarcerated. Wilder suggests something even more frightening: the victims of brainwashing who are deprived of any opportunity to learn because of political or ethnic prejudices. Pray for the release of those unjustly imprisoned.
Free those who are wrongly imprisoned . . . Let the oppressed go free and remove the chains that bind people (Isaiah 58:6).