Psalm 118:22-23 — New King James Version
“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”
Society and the strength of its nation is measured by how it cares for its most vulnerable of citizens. Such can be said of any church, religious organization, or faith-based institution. The strength of the Christian church, for example, depends on the care of the poor, sick, those in need, the homeless, and those that have been unjustly rejected.
By selecting that which has been rejected by society or some institution or organization or culture (or the builders of such society, institution, religion, etc.), God is making it known that all people matter and have value and all are precious in His sight and God Himself will not reject even the least of us. God has made us all worthy of dignity and respect and will not tolerate social injustice or social inequalities.
We see this further in Christ’s ministry as he welcomes so many diverse peoples to his table and ministry. Jesus shared bread with lepers, tax collectors, prostitutes, religious zealots, the Deaf, blind, male, female, foreigners, and even children–especially children. Christ’s heart is open and affirming and God sent us Jesus to acknowledge that He is most open and affirming. Have no doubts about it.