All in poverty’s grip advised to live by Bible

Much has been said recently about people living in poverty here in Mississippi and the effect of poverty on children going to school. I somewhat agree, but mainly people lived in poverty back in the ’30s and ’40s, yet managed quite well with honesty and integrity in many families. My wife is from a family of 10 children, yet she was valedictorian of her senior class, and all are well-adjusted, law-abiding citizens and respected by everyone in the community where they live.

Today, many large families are on welfare and are dominated by sin, distrust and prejudice. Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, four-letter words take precedence. The effect brings about fights, disorder and perpetuates poverty and negative living conditions.

Just about any family that upholds biblical standards also will overcome poverty and create conditions in the home of love and respect.

Many people in poverty would be well advised to thoroughly search for the good life outlined to us in God’s holy word.

Rest assured the good life cannot be found in casinos, bars, liquor stores, etc.

The educational situation will greatly improve provided a family will adopt the winning ways.

E.M. “Ed” Herring

Tupelo

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