Re: Verse reading–Exodus 21:1-2, 7-17, 22-27; 22:21-31; 23:1-12 (day three)
“These are the laws you are to set before them.” In a movie, the people who fill the background are called “extras”. No movie critic ever rates the performance of the extras; you don’t know their names; no one in the theater cares about them. In real life, though, each person matters to God. Therefore, consider the way you approach people at a lower station in life than you are, the way you use your authority over others, the way you live with foreigners. In each of these realms of life, you are responsible to honor the sacredness of the person with whom you come into contact. Each of the persons we encounter everyday is one whom God has determined should receive kindness, fairness, and love–from you.