Hope is a Dangerous Thing on the Inside

Hope is conspicuous in captivity. There’s no place for it in prison because hope forbids a person to accept their condition. And, you must come to terms with your condition to survive captivity. Strangely, in prison, hope leads to despair because hope has nowhere to focus and gets stuck in a loop. The sooner one gives up and stops trying to escape, the quicker despair will give way to meaninglessness. Only then will a prisoner accept their condition. Only the hopeless make good prisoners.

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Byron was raised in the deep south—Mississippi to be exact. He became the Senior Pastor at CBC in February 2001. Byron is married to Robin, and they have three children: Lauren, Wade, and Blake.


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