The election was yesterday in our province. Our church was one of the voting sites and throughout the day, person after person filed through the doors. Some were dressed in business suits, some were dressed more casually. Others came in and obviously had much less. Still others came through the door who struggled physically, barely able to walk through the doors. One lady had someone drive her to vote and the ballot was brought to her as she could not exit her vehicle to come in.
When it came time to vote, everyone became equal. No one was given two votes because they seemingly looked better. No one was denied a vote because they had less, or were challenged in any way for lack of a better description. Everyone had a voice, if only for one day.
I was in a conversation recently that really irked me. The person said that they wouldn’t want someone on “their team” as they were not smart enough or fast enough. We weren’t talking about a sports team by the way. The sad part is they don’t even really know the person they are talking about. Why do we write people off before we even get to know them? Why do we judge them based on what they wear or where they live? Why?
I hope that I am not someone who treats someone unfairly based on “things”. Instead of passing judgement on those with less, maybe we should seek justice and fairness.
2 Cor 8: 13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. 14 At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, 15 as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.”