Thank you for your thoughtful response. Have you ever contemplated what judgement day will consist of? Will we meet God face to face and then have to explain or justify what we did or did not do while we lived? I know this might sound odd, but the closer I get to my final stop, the more I consider how I will account for my behavior.
One question I am expecting to hear is: "During your life, what was your most significant contribution to humanity?" For me the answer will be the adoption of Faith. Just imagine how much good could be achieved if every stable and loving family agreed to adopt one needy child? We could make this world a much kinder, gentler and more loving world to live in. And yet, I still meet people who will declare: "I could never adopt because an adopted child is not of my flesh and blood." How misguided, short sighted and tragic is that opinion? And when I attempt to explain that I love my adopted daughter as much as my biological children, they still refuse to consider adoption as a viable option. So this begs the question: why is it so difficult for some people to understand that we are all brothers and sisters and therefore ALL life matters and every human that exists has value and is loved by God? So, if God loves ALL of his children, shouldn't we do the same? I believe that the answer to that question is a resounding... yes!