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FRIDAY, August 14                  Jonathan Myrick Daniels

Acts 7:19 He dealt craftily with our race and forced our ancestors to abandon their infants so that they would die.

I wish this shocked me more. Infanticide, genocide, children used to build economies and satisfy urges. This behavior isn’t limited to the past: We still commit atrocities against children of all ages.

How did humankind arrive at such a point? I suppose it started with people seeing “others.” Prejudice and bigotry spark fear’s flame. Justification fuels the fire. “If this is what you do, I swear I will not stop until I have taken revenge on you,” says Samson in our reading from Judges.

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