Respecting the dignity and worth of all people is the key to living life in a welcoming and uplifting way. Speaking kindly and respectfully to, with and about others creates the freedom for people to take risks and explore potential. Being respectful to others opens the possibility of strengths coming together to achieve a greater good. Where there is a culture of mutual respect, people flourish.
Before God, all people are equally loved parts of His creation. We have a mutuality of falling short of what God would have us be and being in need of God’s love, grace and forgiveness. Respect does not need to be earnt, it should be a given that flows from our common humanity.