Monday, March 04, 2013

The Worth of People on the Internet

Who are these people?  Who are they really?

Each one has their own story, each young person has their own struggle with who they are and who they should be. Whether she survived a mother's suicide attempt in the womb or whether she was brought into the world with special attention and care, each girl is a miracle. Whether he turns into a world famous celebrity adored by children around the world or whether he only impacts the lives of thirty kids in a classroom, his life has meaning. This is the Christian view because how we came into the world or what we do with our lives is not what defines our worth. Our worth is based on the fact that each of us was made in the image of God.  And as bearers of that image we owe honor to men and women alike, because that image is of utmost importance. Therefore, when people destroy and pervert that representation of God's image, we cannot stand by idly. But neither do we have permission to degrade that image ourselves through vicious and unkind rhetoric.

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