- In the late 1920s, in a Supreme Court decision, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes justified sterilizing a young girl. He stated, “It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind … Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” We do have the advantage of perfect 20/20 hindsight in this situation but it reminds us that even our wisest leaders can be foolish. Let this also be a call to maintain humble attitudes as we deal with people.
Through our prayers — an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community
- Ask God to help you develop and maintain a humble attitude.