Not only were they best friends, but they were also two of the most honest men you would ever meet. This was going to be a different kind of negotiation.
How are you going to use your gift of being alive? While I am still living and breathing, I am going to be a voice on behalf of the least of these who don’t yet have the air in their lungs to speak for themselves.
As the child’s wooden creation begins to take shape, the background music changes to a more sinister melody in a minor key. Enter the villain.
She gave love as freely as God did Himself. Why then would he imprison her for the final chapter of her life? What’s right about that? What’s fair about that?
As he aged and his position in life improved, he saw the spelling of his name as a constant reminder of his origins. He would never forget the poverty. He would never go back to the illiteracy.