But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”  Luke 18:16
A Different Child of God
Derek was different.  We called him retarded.  It was before the term “developmentally disabled” even existed.
Derek and I played together in my backyard as youngsters—little boy things like digging holes and pushing little trucks and cars and tractors around in the dirt.  It was the early 1950s and we were about five or six. 
I remember calling him “stupid” when I had to show him how to make the dump

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