George Washington Carver returned good for evil...
Born a slave, George never knew his mother. The corrupt system of slavery that damaged the American conscience for so many years, brought great harm to George and his race.
Even after he gained his freedom and became a genius in science, technology and agriculture, George was treated with less dignity than his white peers.
But George Washington Carver served God, not man, and he showed remarkable kindness toward the Southern culture that had brought him such harm.
Were it not for his agricultural experiments and discoveries, the South could not have survived. He showed farmers how to replace cotton crops (which had continual insect infestations and weren't profitable without slave labor) with peanuts, sweet potatoes and pecans. And he discovered and invented a number of uses for these crops never known before.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 (NIV)
How can you overcome evil with good in your sphere today?
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
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