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