Last week I wrote a post about Mike Anderson, the man that didn’t serve his 13 year prison sentence. This week he was release with the ten months he served as enough. I saw an interview he did and was incredibly pleased that he said he wouldn’t allow his children to visit him over the past ten months because children are very impressionable and he did not want his young kids to think it was okay that their father was in prison. He is so right! It does something to a child to have to visit his/her parent in prison.
My prayer is that we will all see how important it is, not just to the person that commits a crime, but to their families that we work help people be better, not just to punish but to teach.
In the words of the Lorax, “UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”