DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

Leviticus 19:14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

Curses are uttered by mouth and are expected to be heard, in the same vain, a stumbling block can only be avoided when it is seen. Hence God using images of the deaf and blind in this text should points us in the direction of those who are truly helpless and at the mercy of everything else.

There are are some who have no problem taking advantage of the helplessness of others to advance their own interests. They have absolutely no problem even being the ones who instigate and collaborate efforts to put others in harms way as long as they reap benefits in the long run.

But for us, who are invited and required to be agents of change, those who are marginalised, mistreated and most vulnerable ought to be those we move quickly to stand up for. For such people, we are to be their voices, their eyes and their source of provision. We cannot be the ones who make their plight worse to better our own, but those who seek to improve the quality of their lives.

It may seem that doing little will not be appreciated- but one thing we should bear in mind is ‘some people seem to be hovering around us because we have a role to play in their lives’. However little what you have to offer is, stay sensitive and do not turn a blind eye to those who need help.

Remember # whatever we do for our neighbour, we do it for the Lord

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