As a volunteer chaplain in a Texas prison for seven years, I soon discovered that there was something like an earthquake going on in the lives of many of the prisoners. Their understanding was not coming together enough to help them live an acceptable life in society. They needed instruction for understanding to help them break the patterns that had caused their failures. They needed help just like earthquake victims, only in a different way. Many of their needs were catastrophic. I was able to see that understanding in some of these areas of life could help them immensely.