Susan Boyle is making headlines over here and around the world. Her story is a lesson in prejudging people.
Susan is a 47 y.o. Scottish woman with a dream to be a professional singer. By first appearances that would seem unlikely. BUT... see for yourself.
From this BBC article,
"Last Saturday, viewers saw Boyle, with double chin, unkempt hair, frumpy appearance and eccentric demeanour, step onto the talent show stage and proclaim her dream of being a professional singer.
The judges rolled their eyes and the audience pulled incredulous faces. Onlookers, on set and at home, were rubbing their hands at the prospect of another hopeless, deluded loser being crushed by a withering Simon Cowell insult."
All five of us were standing around the laptop tonight watching the video. The YouTube video has been viewed over 100,000,000 times, currently in 2nd place for all time views. Sergey couldn't understand what the big deal is. Nancy tried to explain to him that the whole world was surprised at how well she sang when she is not pretty like that female judge on the program.
"The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)