By W. Jay Tyree
College Hill Church of Christ 

Spiritually Speaking

More than our worst


August 2, 2019

“None of us are the sum total of the worst thing we’ve ever done.” I believe that statement, from a woman identified only as “Lisa,” is dead on target. Her son was killed while committing a crime. When his name was released by the news media, the only thing most people knew about him was that he was a dead criminal. Obviously, no mother wants her son remembered that way. None of us wants to be remembered only for the worst thing we’ve ever done.

Elmer Morgan, a good friend and mentor of mine from my teenage years, wrote a book entitled “The Jerusalem Church” (Rawlins Printin...

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