We’re being too Protestant about the vaccine rollout

February 11, 2021 ☼ protestantcatholicsocial-justice

Source: America Magazine - Link

This worldview causes us to obsess over who is “worthy” enough to get the vaccine. It also helps explain why there is a strong, bipartisan desire to means-test any government benefit. We are dominated by the fear of giving to the “undeserving.”

If the national psyche is unable to grasp that grace is a truly unlimited resource, freely given to all, then we are bound to fall into scruples about what we do with our limited resources.

This is very insightful. Worth the full read. Why we view people as unworthy.