Faith & Inspiration | We can survive suffering but not sin
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 10/11/16, 07:36 pm
My grandfather couldn’t afford private school for all five children so he bartered with Mount Saint Charles Academy to deliver free bottled water from his spring in exchange for enrolling my father. The only problem was that my father was fresh out of the second grade, and classes at the school began in the fifth grade. My dad scraped by with a charitable 61 average the first year, flunked and was held back the second year, and did fine the third year. “How were things in the school yard with all those older kids?” I asked. “Oh, I got by,” he said, brushing off the question.