Yesterday I listened to the eulogies dedicated to John Lewis from Atlanta, Georgia. Many powerful speakers shared Lewis’s principals that ruled his life: Kindness and Truth.
One gem, shared by Former President Obama, was the story he told of John Lewis when he was a little boy. He was quiet and studious. His observant mother recognized that he was special and told him, “If you put it in your head, no one can take it away from you.” What a wonderful message his mother gave to her son. He did put so much in his head. He read, studied, and led.
In our difficult times this amazing leader and person of character will be missed.
It makes us reflect deeply about the positive messages we send to our children.