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A Call to Stand Apart, Page 90

Chapter 15—Social Justice

A Young Adult’s Encounter with Ellen White ... on Social Justice

I never thought a lot about Ellen G. White. I knew she existed and was highly regarded within our church. I had read a few required readings here and there during my school years, but I never really paid much attention to any of it until I found the following passage: “Our Lord Jesus Christ came to this world as the unwearied servant of man’s necessity. ... He came to give [men] health and peace. ... None who came to Him went away unhelped. ... The Saviour’s work was not restricted to any time or place. His compassion knew no limit. ... Wherever there were hearts ready to receive His message, He comforted them with the assurance of their heavenly Father’s love. ... His life was one of constant self-sacrifice. ... Jesus devoted more time to healing the sick than to preaching.”89The Ministry of Healing, 17-19.

Two years ago I started to work online with teens in crisis. Some are pregnant and unmarried and don’t know where to turn; some are in abusive homes or relationships. But all of them are looking for someone to care, someone to let them know that it will be OK in the end. And what better person to show that than Christ? And what better place to read about how He helped people than in the book The Ministry of Healing?

The principles from the chapter “Helping the Tempted” are so relevant to my work. I cannot help these kids by pointing out their mistakes to them. I can’t preach at them and tell them what they

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