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“My defense to those who examine me is this: Do we not have a right to eat and drink?” (1 Corinthians 9:3-4).

Humanity is critical. We criticize one another over all kinds of things. Does not each person have the right to certain things? This is an age old question that begins with the simple premise that if you feel you ought to have it, then so should your neighbor. Come then and see that all are created in God’s image and have a right to access the grace that is given for all. To each is given according to the grace given.

Lord, let me not stop and think only in terms of this time and place, but in terms of the eternal truth which You have given to all. Guide me in the way of truth that I may now and always abide in the love You have given to all knowing that only in You will we find peace and equity. Lead me in the way of truth and understanding that I may abide in Your eternal presence.

Lord Jesus, You have come that we may have life and have it abundantly. Guide me, O Lord, in the way You have established that I may learn how to obey all that You have commanded. Help me to always see that only in the salvation You provide will I be guided by those principles which are eternal. Help me give grace as I have received it, knowing that in You alone is all hope. Amen.