Because we have been bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus. Jesus bought and paid for us with his very life and set us an example that we too should lay down our lives for one another. So we need to ask ourselves, "Are we treating people like they are expensive or like they are disposable items?" In John 8, we read of a woman who was caught in adultery. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees wanted to stone her. In their eyes she was cheap but for Jesus she was so expensive. Jesus must have been thinking to himself, "You want to stone her, but I am going to die for her." During this Thanksgiving season, see those you meet through the eyes of Jesus-as expensive not cheap.