Friday, March 15, 2019

Flashback Friday - How Many Sins Make Me Guilty? - Martin Wiles

How Many Sins Make Me Guilty?

“I figured I’d leave and not come back until I could make you proud of me again.”

Opie Taylor was an average student who studied hard but not as diligently as he could. But he wasn’t too worried this particular year; his teacher liked him. Even though Andy tried to explain that liking him had nothing to do with his grades, Opie wasn’t convinced. And getting all A’s on his report card didn’t help. Sadly, they weren’t from his studies or because the teacher liked him. She had made a mistake when transcribing his grades. Andy was so proud of Opie’s report card that Opie couldn’t bear to tell his father about the blunder. He felt guilt…that he couldn’t live up to his father’s expectations. His childhood solution was to run away and not come back until he could do something that would make his father proud of him. (“Opie’s Ill-Gotten Gain,” November 18, 1963) Read more...

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