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Wrongfully imprisoned for decades, ex-inmate preaches a message of forgiveness

Darryl Burton told the congregation that he was very angry and very upset for many years. But by following Jesus’ teachings, he learned how to forgive and love people he believed hated him, as well as people he hated. Shane Keyser The Kansas City Star Drawing upon his experience of being wrongly imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit, Darryl Burton preached Sunday about hope and forgiveness to members of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood. “I had neither one,” said Burton, who is congregational care pastor for the church. “I struggled with hope because I was in a hopeless situation, and I really wasn’t a forgiving person.” Burton told the congregation attending the

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