Ron Zeilinger of Dismas Ministry (see my previous post) told me today that after he recently gave a prisoner a four volume set of the Liturgy of the Hours, he received a note which said,
"Thank you for sending the Liturgy of the Hours. It is like a river of pure water."
My f irst thoughts about that were:
1. Do I receive my daily liturgical prayer with the same clarity, the same joy, the same gratitude as that prison inmate? (Answer: no, not always, and I'd better do something about that.)
2. I'm going donate more breviaries to Dismas Ministry.