I just had to write a post in response to comments on this post about the poor standard of living conditions the council are providing for a disabled woman and her 5 children.
I'm really tired of people who judge others for the number of children they have.
Those within a lower socio-economic income bracket often receive the worst prejudice of all.
It seems that there are quite a number of people who feel that if you don't fit a certain criteria, or earn a certain salary, you should not be allowed the privilege of having children.
Even though they work hard, many people do not and will not ever rise above a certain economic level, does that mean they should forfeit the greatest human right of all, the right to have a family? Should such a thing be sanctioned by an independent body, the government or worse still societal pressures and prejudices?
In the current climate many families' salaries are topped up with tax credits or medical exemptions even though they are doing everything possible to support themselves independently of the state.
Truthfully, many of the people at the lower end work harder, in more undesirable conditions, for less than those in the middle or top of the pile.
Does it mean they should be penalised?
I hope not.
I sincerely pray this lady and her family get the help they need...and deserve.
I also hope that compassion will overcome judgement in many hearts.
Mother Teresa once said...
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
And what really makes the world a better place love or judgment?