Virtues Of Prison

Spending sanctioned time at rock bottom — such as prison — forces perspective on one’s life.

Consider the now late Charles “Chuck” Colson, the “evil genius” of the Nixon administration, who spent nearly a year in prison for a Watergate-related conviction:

I shudder to think of what I’d been if I had not gone to prison. Lying on the rotten floor of a cell, you know it’s not prosperity or pleasure that’s important, but the maturing of the soul.

He found God and dedicated a good part of the rest of his life ministering to prison inmates.

Published by Max Kalehoff

Father, sailor and marketing executive.

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