According to the Associated Press, a real estate tycoon named Ronald Bergeron, who was known for his love of nature, tried to show off for visitors by riding on the back of an eight foot alligator. The man owned his own nature preserve. There was a complication. The alligator bit his hand and pulled him into the water. Only after onlookers pulled the gator's tail, did he release Bergeron. Bergeron suffered two broken fingers and had puncture wounds on his hand. Still, he says he will not give up alligator wrestling. He says its, “Too exciting.” We are all like that at times. We think we can just fool around a bit with sin, but sometimes it bites back. Still, we keep on playing the game.

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.