Preferring prison

Some years ago Danny Villegas was sentenced to six years in gaol for robbing a bank. However, following his release, he decided he preferred prison life to working for a living. So he held up a credit union and then sat down on a couch waiting for the police to arrive and arrest him. They did and he went back to gaol. Well, some people might see this as an indication of the failure of prisons to act as a deterrent to crime; or perhaps it just says something about Danny Villegas and his attitude to work. But it does remind me of one of the things Jesus said about human nature – that even though light and freedom have come to us, we often prefer to live in darkness and bondage. But Jesus also said: ‘If you hold to my teaching…then you will know the truth, and it’s the truth that will set you free.’

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