A tale of two brothers, each shares the same dark past…
THE HOMELESS MAN
A reporter sat on a city sidewalk next to a homeless man, ready to record his story for her article. Resting on the man’s lap was a backpack that contained all the belongings he had in the world.
The man quickly revealed that it was all because of his childhood, as he’d grown up with a father who was a raging alcoholic. Each evening his father would guzzle beer after beer, then take his anger out on his twin sons.
Not only would the father use physical violence, but he would use evil words to crush the spirit of his sons. Day after day, year after year.
THE TWIN BROTHER
The reporter was moved by the homeless man’s story, and she couldn’t help but wonder what had happened to his twin brother.
With some work she was able to track him down, but she was in for a shock.
When she met the twin brother her jaw dropped to see that he was living in a large house and had been a successful businessman for many years. He smiled warmly while introducing her to his family and showing her around the house.
THE TRUTH IN THE STORY
I like this story because it delivers a simple yet powerful message about life—> how we look at things can end up deciding our future.