The rich and poor have this in common; the Lord is the maker of them all. Proverbs 22:2

The words of Solomon are about the equality of the rich and the poor. On earth, society creates inequalities that are accepted by most as simply “the way things are.” We may each try to perform some form of equalization, to one degree or the other, but when it comes to actualizing God’s kingdom on earth we fall woefully short.

Yet, deep in each of our souls we know that God loves and values each and every one of us equally. The rich and the poor, the black and the white, the gay and the straight, men and women, I could go on and on, and whenever Society oppresses — God’s favor turns to the oppressed. Why?  God’s vision of equality compels him to turn to those whose essential humanity has been stripped away in the eyes of the powerful.

Our soul tells each of us to follow God’s vision of equality. Our task, and I include in the “our” each and every one of us. Our task is to make real in our relationships, in our communities, in our social structures, and most importantly in our hearts – God’s vision that values and loves all humanity so deeply and equally.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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