by James M. Kushiner
Just three days before last Thanksgiving at a gas station in Chicago, a professional mugger strong-armed me, threatened to blow my head off, and emptied my pockets of cash—in less than ten seconds. I had no time to respond.
Two days before Christmas, I finally did respond. I did the only thing I thought a Christian should do: repay evil with good. Or, as one biblical text puts it, “overcome evil with good.” No, I didn’t find the man who mugged me, instead I found the Angel Tree program of the Prison Fellowship Ministries.
This program lines up volunteers to distribute Christmas gifts to the children of prisoners—those in jail for crimes like armed robbery. A friend asked me to help him deliver some of thes . . .
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