“In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2-3, NKJV).
Several years ago a younger visitor commented about his modest aspirations for a house. “I don’t want anything fancy, just a simple place kind of like your house.” Though I would agree that my house is not fancy, it represents many years of saving and working and is likely the largest and last house I will own. I was a little shocked at this example of the next generation’s definition of “starter home.” Of course, that particular individual may not be a true representative of his generation. Continue reading “Mansions”
“The rich and the poor have this in common,
The LORD is the maker of them all” (Proverbs 22:2, NKJV).
We all belong in the same class. The blue bloods just don’t exist. The rich and famous have nothing on anybody else.
Somebody once said that the great leveler is the truth that we all have to sit on the toilet. Somebody else thought it was that we all must die one day. Continue reading “The common denominator”
Humans build walls and people get hurt all the time. We decide the quality of someone’s character based on faulty standards and we need to stop. Everyone deserves the right to be judged on their own merits.
The problem with prejudice is that it answers questions without information. Stereotyping is the laziest form of thought because it reduces people to formulas and it robs individuals of their humanity. Continue reading “Everyone deserves a fair chance”
2008 in Nepal was a year of shortages and insufficiency. Taxi drivers told of waiting in petrol lines for 24 to 48 hours and then receiving only the rationed ten liters of fuel. Electricity blackouts, planned to ration the limited supply of power, averaged 8 hours per day throughout the country. Continue reading Equality