This Sunday is ‘World Leprosy Day’. Every year this day is acknowledged globally to increase awareness and help those who by societies’ standards could very easily be considered the “Least of These.” Although this disease has seen a great decline due to medical breakthroughs with Multiple Drug Therapies in the 1980s, there are still pockets around the world where people continue to suffer the physical and great emotional abuse of this disease. Korah, Ethiopia is one of those places.
them crippled and unable to feed or care for themselves. I have been in the homes where they sleep on dirt floors or dilapidated beds and in horrendous conditions that are inhumane; corners of make-shift shacks that we would consider unsuitable for animals let alone for men who in spite of their disease, are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made' - Psalm 139. It is so wrong.
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