In my life, I never met anyone who had been in prison. Then I went to a Buddhist group called Inside Dharma (http://insidedharma.net/About.html and same link to Shinzo Zen Meditation Center.) I met a few of them who are ex-offenders. Last week, one of them shared with me and my husband, the first time he received a Christmas card (from Inside Dharma) after he had been in prison for several years. He said it was overwhelming.
My heart was so touched. What a huge impact a light little card made!
Even when someone makes a mistake and is being punished, they still deserve peoples’ care and support to get through. Help them to grow and change.
All human beings need to feel loved.
在我的生活裡，我從未接觸過曾監獄者，至到我參與一個佛教組織名為Inside Dharma及同屬的Shinzo禪修中心，在那遇到幾位前犯罪者。上星期，我和丈夫與其中一位在閑談，有一小段分享。他說，在牢獄幾年，有一年第一次收到一封聖誕卡（來自Inside Dharma）。那是他很大的感觸。