You: Worth More than $5!

How much is anyone worth?

Someone once lightheartedly surmised that if one had bought the chemical ingredients of a person's physical body forty years ago, in America one would probably have had to pay around 98 cents—or at that time about four English shillings. Today, because of economic inflation we might find the cost of these substances had risen to five times that sum.

Does this mean that people are more valuable than they used to be? Of course not. This is no way to judge the worth of anyone. It is not the material components of physical bodies but the spiritual identities of people that have true value, and these always have been, and are now, so precious as to defy appraisal.

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Getting Along with God
November 7, 1977

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