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09 Feb

My lesson series at church for the kids is fairness…. Today focused on favoritism.

In my preparation I was looking on Youtube trying to find a video about fairness … I don’t know how I ended up finding these little treasures because they aren’t for kids nor are they about fairness or favoritism….but they struck me as pretty incredible.

The scene is a prison yard… A choir of seniors are performing songs for their prison audience…

In this first video I was incredibly bothered… watch those in the background… look at their laughter… It doesn’t seem to be a laughter of any kind other than making fun of these silver haired folks…. it really made me uncomfortable and sad to watch them laugh in the manner that they did…

With the feelings I received from the first one, I’m not sure why I decided to watch this second one but something happened to the audience in this one….

The inmates pretty much melted. I was so glad I decided to sit through it..

(Unfortunately embedding of this video is not available from Youtube so to watch the second video you must go here.)

I will have to say…at first I was pretty partial to the older folks… but after watching the video, my attitude towards the prisoners began to soften…

I guess, if I teach it then I should be reminding myself of the Words of God…

Leviticus 19:15

15 ” ‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.

And just who is my neighbor?  Seems like it is the prisoners as well as the older folks… I have a very impressive neighborhood!

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Posted by on February 9, 2009 in Devotions, Faith

 

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