By: Susan Bea Good
My Aunt lives in a part of the city where a lot of people are unemployed. When I’m up there visiting during the day I notice men “hanging out” on porches, just observing the street life.
Another thing I notice is the sound of the nearby expressway traffic. What impresses me is the commotion of those who are hurrying to get somewhere and do something, compared with those on the porches who are going nowhere and doing nothing.
The comparison makes obvious the “inequality” of society. That’s right…society is unfair! Why are some able to sit and observe, while so many others are forced to get up and go?
It certainly is not “equal!” What makes the observers special? Why do they enjoy a life of ease…while my husband must leave the house before dawn to work a physically demanding job fifty or more hours a week?
I recently heard our President initiate a new focus on the “inequality of incomes” in this nation. I know he was suggesting that “poor people” deserve more. I see it differently…everyone deserves what they have earned! Those who refuse to work deserve nothing!
What’s all the commotion about?…that’s my husband starting up his truck in the freezing weather, so he can get off to work another day!
“The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.” (Proverbs 13:4/ESV)