Because of his health, Chuck Colson will not be able to spend this Easter in the place he has spent Easter Sunday for the past 34 years-- in prison.
Every Easter, Colson-- a Christian evangelical and founder of Prison Fellowship-- visits prisons to minister to inmates who are suffering spiritually in their anger and shame and guilt. But Colson can't be with the people he loves-- the inmates-- this Easter. Colson recently underwent surgery for a blood clot on his brain.
Rich Lowry has a beautiful essay on Colson's remarkable life of power, pride, repentance and redemption. His story is the archetypal story of coming to Christ-- of a man with the world at his fingertips, who left it all to follow the Cross.
Please pray for him to have a speedy and full recovery, and for his family and friends that they may be strengthened in this difficult time.
Perhaps next year, to his joy, he can return to prison for Easter.