Growing up in small town Alabama, everyone knew everyone’s business.
There were two classes of people those deemed no good, and those who were put on a pedestal.
My family, although hard working Christians, were classified in the no good section. My Father worked six days a week, sacrificed many of his prized possessions to give us what we needed, not what we wanted.
School was the same way, the no goods could never compete with the elite, none of us ever won an award, or could compete at any level.
On more than one occasion people would tell me I would never amount to anything.
Isn’t that the same way the world classifies our friends?
No goods who will never amount to anything, who would never compete, or be accepted?
I think God put me in the position to help our friends to show them they are not worthless, or bad people, and we can pray that someday they will be accepted, not as the invisible people of the woods, but as normal individuals just like you and I.
To the classmates, to the town citizens, who told me I would never amount to anything, thank you, thank you for making me work harder, for making me determined, for making me the man I am today…I pray that you are pleased with the outcome…
The Forgotten Shall Be Forgotten No More