This is my best friend Henry. We work together, side by side, every day, helping people throughout middle Tennessee. He and I could not be more different. We don’t have a lot in common. We come from completely opposite backgrounds. He grew up in a time where people like me threw rocks at people like him, and was taught that we could never be friends. I have never had a more loyal and trustworthy friend and I literally love him like a brother.
I am so thankful for the progress that has been made in our country toward breaking down racial barriers. Without the work that has been done by people before us, I might never have gotten to know Henry and I may never have gotten to be a part of such an amazing friendship. Because of what many men, especially the great Martin Luther King Jr, have done before me, I feel a great responsibility to continue that effort to tear down the walls that divide us.
We are all created equally. We all carry the responsibility to drive out hate amongst us.
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln
Next Food Distribution: February 11, 2017