Thought for the Day: None of us like to admit that we might have gone astray, but times like this give us (have given me) a chance to ask some weighty and relevant questions that life as usual used to always provide plenty of rationale for avoidance. We are people who claim a genuine concern for the vulnerable, no matter who they are. But suddenly we are being thrust into conversations where decisions about the vulnerable are not hypothetical at all. More painful is to realize that these questions (and decisions) have never been hypothetical, but most of the time we did not see the all the ramifications. Isaiah showed his prophetic anger against those who seemed oblivious to the impact of their choices/decisions upon the most vulnerable in the community. Places of privilege and power obscure our vision, and too often create an assumption that we had everyone’s best interest in mind …when in fact our choices missed important factors about the complexities of other people’s lives.
Prayer: Every moment is an opportunity assuming I am listening to you, O Lord. But this moment is truly ripe with opportunities to visualize what life could be if we take seriously what there is to be learned. Teach me by showing me! Show me by using the daily lives of others as the classroom. Amen.
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