Friday, July 28, 2006

Stronger Than Steel

Just finished "Stronger Than Steel" by R.C. Sproul, a book about the life of a man named Wayne Alderson. Alderson was a steel mill manager who realized that the philosophies that were in place for the management of "labor" were dehumanizing and were, consequently, causing a drop in production. He sought to institute what he called "The Value of the Person" in his steel mill and saw a subsequent increase in the morale and productivity of his employees. Just what we need in our lives: respect for each other. How much has our culture forgotten this? How often do we regard our "neighbor" with indifference? I must admit that I do this often and am very ashamed of it. May God help us to view each other as "image bearers", those who bear the immago dei, the image of God in our personhood.

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