I went to a talk by the Prison Alpha team from Holy Trinity Brompton yesterday. They take the Alpha Course into prisons all over the UK, and had come to spend three days with the prisoners here.
All had amazing stories to tell.
I'm amazed and awed - but not by them. I am stunned by the power of God to turn lives around. In some cases, it was instantly; in others, it was gradually over time, after a defining moment of change.
But I was totally impressed by their focus and dedication to the work God had given them.
A wake up call: can I be similarly focused, thinking only of how to please God as I go about the minutiae of my days? What would I do differently?