I learned today of the passing away of George Jones on April 26th, 2013.
I had known of him for many years and in recent years become a fan. ‘Why’? I wonder. Perhaps because he is widely documented as an imperfect man, and often a scoundrel.
He had been nicknamed, “No-Show Jones”, for a period due to his late concert cancellations or simple no-shows. Reportedly due to him being caught up partying or carrying on in some fashion. What a selfish jerk, no?
Yet, isn’t our world made up of selfish jerks? Selves included? And aren’t we selfish jerks the one’s God reached out to and loved anyway?
I too had been a No-Show Scoundrel when I was drinking. God loved me anyway.
George, you will be sadly missed. Thank you for your contribution to our world for over 50 years.