Bet­ter uses for money

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

More than $54,000 has been raised to erect a new Ten Com­mand­ments mon­u­ment in front of the Arkansas state Capi­tol. Mean­while, more than 2.5 mil­lion chil­dren un­der the age of 5 die ev­ery year due to con­di­tions that could have been pre­vented or treated with ac­cess to sim­ple, af­ford­able in­ter­ven­tions.

With $54,000, th­ese Chris­tians could have ad­min­is­tered 20,255 vac­cines, pro­tected 32,400 chil­dren from malaria by sup­ply­ing 10,800 mos­quito nets, or drilled two deep­wa­ter wells in cen­tral Kenya pro­vid­ing 6,000 peo­ple with fresh drink­ing wa­ter.

Per­haps Je­sus prefers his peo­ple spend money on a stone mon­u­ment, but it is my un­der­stand­ing that his pri­or­i­ties lie else­where.

NATALIE GRAUMANN

Lit­tle Rock

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