Friday, October 19, 2012

Surprised Tea Party Voter

It seems to me that health care is a particularly Christian value, and any Christian worth his salt and light should be fighting for it.

Didn't Jesus heal the sick, and didn't he send his disciples to go out to all the towns around and heal poor people in his name?

Sometimes—often—I'm ashamed to be known as a follower of Christ, Jesus because of the hypocrisy of the churches, a hypocrisy so obvious that it would be laughable except that its adherents do great harm.

I have three adult children, and only one of them has health insurance, something that's part of a university student program. My husband and I are currently uninsured. We've worked all our lives serving the community, raising our children to be good citizens, and still in our fifties we find ourselves uninsured.

We are not filthy beggars on the street, but what if we were? Is any one of us less worthy in the eyes of our Creator? I pray for the day when everyone in this country, and all around the world, will be healed for free in the name of a generous god.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen sister! Preach it! Except, as for me, you're preaching to the choir.