In the readings Jeremiah and Jesus are living under the repression of guards and lawyers, and it might put you mind of the three thousand men and women who suffer similar repression in Jacksonville’s jail.
Many of them are people who used drugs as an escape from pain brought on by unbearable family disasters. Most of them would be free if they could afford the services of lawyers.
They are deprived of any freedom in what they eat or in how they exercise. When he appeared in his hometown Jesus announced that the Father had sent him to free prisoners. As his followers it is our duty to let him use us to make life tolerable for pris