Touching the untouchable

One of the greatest men of the Twentieth Century was Mahatma Gandhi. Most people know him for having led India in its struggle for independence and for his advocacy of non violent protest. But Gandhi did other great things too. One of them was to work for those people who were at the bottom of the pile in the Indian caste system – the untouchables. But Gandhi touched them. He toiled to improve their conditions and included them in his own community – even though it cost him the support of many influential people. Gandhi gave them a new name. Instead of calling them untouchables he called them Harijan, which means, God’s people.
And that is exactly what Jesus does for us. No matter what our status, the Bible says:“To them that receive him he gives the power to become the children of God.”

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