Most, if not all, of our cultural conflicts focus on one question: What is the source of human value? Are people valuable based on what they do or on who they are? Abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia value only those people who can do certain things. But Christianity says people have value not because of their actions but because they are made in the image of God. Our value, like our salvation, comes from God’s grace, not our actions.
A talk by professor Francis Su illustrates how this applies in teaching. He describes teachers whose actions showed they valued him apart from his grades, and how that impacted him to show grace to his students: even when they least deserved it.
It may seem like a simple thing, but being pro-life everyday will reshape culture so that all people, from the unborn to the elderly and everyone in between, are not seen as potentially valuable or once valuable, but always valuable. For thePointRadio.org, I’m John Stonestreet.