The weekly Five Minute Friday word prompt for this week is “worth.”
I can’t breathe, he uttered as a knee was on his neck. A supposed counterfeit bill was the accusation. Wasn’t his life worth more than those $20?
A police officer in Grand Forks, ND goes into a scene where backup had already been called. He bursts in to help his fellow officer…Officer Holte shot and killed leaving behind his wife and young son. Another life of worth taken too soon.
Have we lost the sanctity of life? Are we too power hungry? Isn’t the worth of humanity more than the divisions that occur in our world? Yes, all lives matter. But those lives only truly matter when black lives, LGTBQ lives, etc all matter too.
I’m learning and listening. I’m fighting for the words of Micah 6:8 to be embodied: “to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.”
Our worth is as children of God. Our worth is in who we are created to be. Our worth is more than power or privilege. Our worth is that we all are worthy of Gods love.