I love the chapters we read last week. Hard, yes. But they paint a deep picture of what life was like for the early church and provide us valuable lessons about the heart of God.
We all have a story. We all have a voice. We are all made with the same inherent dignity from God. We all have a purpose. No one is here by accident. Every life matters. The scourge of injustice and dishonesty enslaves some, denies the dignity of others, keeps some hidden and told they are nothing. It denies the basic human worth we are given as children of God, and to those who have been given much, our role is to bring a bit more equal and just world here and now.