Be different-5

Mark 6:2 “And when the sabbath day was come he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished saying From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?”
Mark 6:3 “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary…”
…From yesterday…
The Prof’s story didn’t start from there however. He came from a very humble background. I remember him saying he was born without a spoon! I don’t think your case is as bad as that anyway, at least you were born with a silver or copper spoon. Isn’t it?
His biography really inspired me. He grew up with his family and friends in a very remote village somewhere in Nigeria. He said they went to farm together and had everything in common. He said they slept in sheds on the farm and life was quite easy but he knew there was more to life than that.
He said he saw people come to their village from time to time with “big cars” and wondered why his parents and other family members chose to stay on the farm. He said he asked his uncle why they were on the farm while those other guys were in the city, also why they trecked and those guys drove cars, he said he was told that this was their own “fate”!
They also told him those guys were rich and could read but they didn’t go to school in their own family, they were born “farmers”.
He said he told them that he wanted to read too and go live in the city. They told him farming and village life were their own family tradition and he should quit looking at those guys.
He said he detested that kind of life and he began studying hard. He said he borrowed textbooks in school and read them from cover to cover and even copied out some portion of those textbooks in his own handwriting since he couldn’t afford to photocopy.
To be continued…
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