that's not fair
April 9, 2018

Privilege and Inequality

By: Kate Underwood [Richmond, KY]

We are not all born with the same privileges.

While many of us know where our next meal will come from, millions of others around the world don’t have such security. Some of us have great parents who love us and support us; others are abandoned or abused. Some of us get to attend college, while others work for low wages just to get through the next week.

Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Proverbs 31:9 (NIV)


I know I can’t fix every instance of inequality. I wish I could ensure that every child would grow up in a safe and loving home. I wish I could help everyone who’s unemployed find a stable job. I wish I could end illness so that no one would ever suffer from cancer or stroke or dementia.

All any of us can do is our best. If we see inequality in our schools, our churches, our communities, or our homes, we are not powerless to change it. We can put our energy into helping the less fortunate. When we see injustice, we can choose not to ignore it but to do something.


JOURNAL: Where do you see the mistreatment of those around you? Where do you see inequality? What actions can you take? How will you stand up for those who are treated unequally?


Journal

Where do you see the mistreatment of those around you? Where do you see inequality?
What actions can you take? How will you stand up for those who are treated unequally?

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