Hope you find something warming in this account.
Too many times we are quick to judge a matter or a man, and are entirely impatient to wait for the facts before we smite a man with our opinion, and by so doing, we castrate any possibility of seeing value in another human being.
Like single issue voters, we wrongly attribute ‘nothingness’ to a person when we prematurely judge, having no care for the facts or the rest of the story. The good book reminds us to ‘be careful how ye judge,’ yet we are slow as turtles to understand this truth.
There was a man who had a wife and 6 children, and they were the epitome of an American family. Twelve hour days at the mill, butchering on weekends, and staying out of trouble and debt for some odd seventy years. Peoples memory of this man was myopic, because all his worth was lost (in the minds…
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