This week, Dr. Rick Steele’s “From the Associate Dean’s Desk” entry on the SPS blog, SignPosts, is entitled, “My Prison a Palace.”
“On a spring day in the year 203, a 22-year old Christian woman by the name of Vibia Perpetua was arrested by Roman imperial soldiers. The charge against her, to which she very proudly pled guilty, was ‘being a Christian.’ [….] [While in prison,] Perpetua’s baby was restored to her for a time. She [wrote in her journal]: ‘[Arranging] for the baby to stay with me in prison…instantly made me feel better—no more pain and anxiety for the baby’s sake. And so for me the prison suddenly became a palace, so that I didn’t want to be anywhere else.’”
Check out more of Dr. Steele’s reflections to see how Vibia Perpetua, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his own students at two Washington State correctional facilities interconnect: http://bit.ly/1r2Sp5G
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