Marks out of 10….

Yesterday’s blog was very long! So here is one that is mercifully short, but may have more impact for all that. I hope it will leave you to do your own thinking!

There are one or two “tools” that I find I have used more than once as a pastor over the years. I want to share one of them with you today. I cannot remember where I first read or heard of this, so if it was “you” I learned this from, please forgive me for not acknowledging your ownership of it!

Here goes:

Question: “On a scale of 1 – 10, what is a baby worth?”…I think we would all say 10.

Question: “On a scale of 1 – 10, what is a baby with a disability worth?”…Again, I hope we would all say 10.

Let’s just pause there. Most of us reading this blog probably believe in the sacred worth of every human life, regardless of race, colour, creed, ethnic or religious background or whatever. We believe a child born in poor circumstances has as much worth as a child born in better circumstances materially, and so on. I don’t think I need to labour the point…. so….

Question: “On a scale of 1 – 10, what are you worth?”

If you say anything less than 10 then I simply want to ask you one more question; “So where did things go wrong?”

You might want to pause again, gently shut your eyes  and think about that quietly in the presence of the Living God who is near you right now because He loves you and wants you to discover He is for you not against you….

Much love


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