Resist making enemies of good

By Mark BankerMTBanker1951@gmail.com

Roane County’s ongoing school debate brings to mind a story shared by writer Tony Hillerman.

As a youth in Depression-era Oklahoma, Hillerman worked for an old farmer known for his generosity. When less honorable neighbors took advantage of the old man’s kindness, young Tony was enraged.

In response, the old man advised: “Son, if you don’t forgive your enemies, you’re going to run out of friends.”