I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Poetry: Because I Am—Value of a Life

It doesn’t matter whether one is
Black or white
Rich or poor
Famous or infamous;
It doesn’t matter whether one is
A genius or not so much
Beautiful or less than model perfection
A physical specimen or limited in mind or body
To say your, my life or the life of another has no value
And to terminate that life
Disgraces the message of Christ.
For from the tiniest baby conceived in the womb
To the tottering ancient taking one last breath
God created and loves each one
Not for what we can contribute, but
Just because we ARE!

By Carolyn R Scheidies
(Published April 1991 in The Caring Connection)
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