Devaluing Humans

A school district in Pennsylvania, in attempt to collect about $20,000 (against an $8 million budget) of unpaid lunch room bills, sent letters to parents with accounts in arrears threatening to have their children placed in foster care if they did not pay. It forces us to wonder how people whose careers are in the care and nurture of children could become so callous and lost?

Similarly, the former governor of Puerto Rico was recently forced to resign after private emails were released in which he not only made misogynist and homophobic comments about political rivals, but he literally made fun of the poor who had died in Hurricane Maria! This sermon speaks to the way that we can drift into dehumanizing those who suffer in order to make ourselves feel more comfortable.

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Dr. Roger L. Ray
pastor, The Emerging Church
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