So They Would Die

He dealt craftily with our race and forced our ancestors to abandon their infants so they would die. — Acts 7:19.

Our author is talking about a Pharaoh in much earlier days. Every now and then, I read about the massacre of the innocents and say to myself that surely such cruelty will never occur again, and then I’m reminded of the Holocaust. “But never again,” I say to myself knowing I am kidding myself. Atrocities still occur around the world. Our “we” versus “them” culture is part of human history, and one need only go onto social media to see how prevalent it is.

I read yesterday that in affluent Charlotte over 85,000 children rely on schools for both free breakfast and lunch everyday, otherwise a great deal of our youngsters would starve to death. In many of our public schools over 95% of the students qualify for free lunch and breakfast. What does that that say about our society? The Dow Jones average does not mean much to a starving child or a single working parent. Yet we still measure our “greatness” on the wealth of a few, rather than the poverty of the many. Most of our seniors receive less in social security monthly payments than unemployment payments even though they have paid into the “system” all their life.

We all have a lot of work to do otherwise someone will write about us one day that we forced our people to “abandon their children and their seniors so they would die.”


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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  1. Spot on, Mr Hubbell! I haven’t commented before but I was able to say thank you for The Hubbell Pew and shake your hand at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Dallas when you and your wife were visiting family. Keep ‘em coming!

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