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S.A.N.S. Episode 180: Never Be the Same

A Catholic friend in high school introduced me to Tony Melendez. Unless you see someone born without arms play a guitar with his toes, it’s truly an amazing feat. Tony received national attention for an unforgettable moment on September 15, 1987, playing his guitar for Pope John Paul II in Los Angeles. Tony chose to play Never Be the Same, today’s featured song.

And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit, 2 Corinthians 3:18.

Tony could have blamed God for his unfortunate condition. Yet, Tony decided that he was going to learn to play a guitar whatever the cost. After years of discipline and hard work, Tony realized his dream to become a musician. When you add this passion to a man with a talented voice, Tony Melendez is a living example that God can do anything through Christians fueled by Jesus, Philippians 4:13.

by Jay Mankus

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