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Two Lives, Two Legacies
by Steve Higginbotham
February 9, 2009
February 12 marks the birth date of two influential people in world history.  On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky.  Across the Atlantic Ocean, on that very same day, in that very same year, Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England.

While Lincoln fought for the equality of all men, maintaining that all mankind has intrinsic value given to them by God, Darwin advocated the survival of the fittest and no hope in God.

The list of contrasts between Lincoln and Darwin could, no doubt, be rather lengthy, but suffice it to say that they both left their marks on this world in quite different ways.

Question: While you may never make the historical mark either of these men made, what kind of mark or legacy will you leave in your small corner of the world?  Give it some thought.
Copyright 2009, South Green Street Church of Christ, Glasgow, Kentucky
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