Monday, March 3, 2008

Freewill

The ability to make choices is one of the defining elements of our humanity. Big ones, little ones, good ones and bad ones, choices made after rational considerations and those spur of the moment choices when we follow our emotions - all of these are a part of creating who we are.

One of the primary characteristics of social disadvantage relates to a dramatically reduced scope for making choices. The poor simply have less options in just about every area of life. Though we might be tempted to criticise what we see as bad choices, it might be worth considering first the very real limitations which impact upon people's decision making processes.

If God's intent is for all humans to experience fullness of life, then we must demonstrate a serious commitment to equalising the playing field upon which life's choices are made. This week, let's see how we might be able to open up a better range of choices for others.

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