Rich, here we are looking at what James describes as “a final similarity between the half way house and Church: both are structured spaces in which people move beyond being free from something to being free for something. In the case of Church, being free from being run by death and its fear to being free for new forms of togetherness and enjoyment. The Good News is a communication that we needn’t be in prison thus making us aware that what we regarded as normal was more like ‘being in prison’ “. Thus, as you say, we are able to “relax through prayer into the love of God”.