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.”