The powerful documentary The Human Experience earned a Christopher Award in 2011. It profiled brothers Jeffrey and Clifford Azize, who set out on a trek around the world with their friends to discover the essence of the human spirit.
They lived with the homeless on the streets of New York, cared for disabled children in Peru, and visited victims of leprosy and AIDS in Africa.
Along the way, they explored questions about the purpose of life and the inherent dignity of every person.
Their journey reminds us that even society’s outcasts aren’t as different from us as we may think. As one of the lepers in Africa states, “We all are the same. You are my brother. That’s why you need to love everybody.”
Each person is precious in the eyes of God. Let’s remember to treat each other with the love and respect God demands.
Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14)
May our lives testify that everyone is created in Your image and likeness, Lord.