Everyone Deserves Healthcare

 

Today St. John's United Church of Christ raises hands not in applause but in prayer upon hearing that the Supreme Court of the United States has preserved healthcare for millions of our fellow-citizens whose only access to it comes by way of the Affordable Care Act. The justices' 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell has overcome the efforts of privileged ones who acted out of partisan politics, racism, and eliteism without regard to the suffering that their legal action could have caused.  Access to affordable healthcare is one step toward realizing the American value of justice for all! Give us courage, Holy One, to continue our struggle for justice on behalf of the poor, the marginalized, and all people whom privileged ones, in the pursuit of their own interests, consider expendable. Help us by your Spirit to heal our nation and bring her to wholeness and health.