Everyone Matters

I want us all to open up our eyes to the reality of the world in which we live and in particular the way we view others. I want you to consider the following scenario.

A very wealthy and generous man is going on a luxury cruise. He has invited some of the most well know celebrities and some of the most prominent pastors who heads well established ministries to go along with him.  Before the ship sails he realizes there is still a lot of space and so he invites some homeless people from off the street. You are also invited.

Now each group of people is seated in separate sections but you can sit anywhere. Where would you choose to sit? I am taking a guess that that you would want to be with the celebrities or with the prominent pastors and sadly I must confess that I would probably choose either of these two groups too because let’s face it who wants to sit with a bunch of homeless smelly, people.

However let’s say out of nowhere there is a strong turbulence and you are thrown overboard, of the three groups who do you think will be the quickest to jump overboard to save your life. Do you think the celebrity will risk his life to save the life of someone who to them is nobody? Do you think that pastor with his mega-million ministry will shed his jacket and jump overboard to save you?

Sometimes it is the ones we overlook and disregard, the ones whose plight we pretend not to see, the ones we turn our nose up at and look upon with scorn, yes sometimes they are the very ones who will risk their lives to save ours.

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