Thursday, April 24, 2008

Confronting injustice and suffering

It isn't simply enough to not personally participate in overt acts of injustice or to not intentionally inflict needless suffering on others. One has to be conscious of the need to actively oppose these wrongs - racism, torture, slavery, poverty, preventable illnesses, to name a few examples. I don't generally like the phrase "If you aren't part of the solution then you are a part of them problem." We are always a part of both. It's just a matter of percentages. It's just a matter of what we actively or passively condone at any given moment. Whether we are aware and try to understand each other and our problems or whether we close ourselves off. We don't need divisive slogans - we need people to stand up and inspire others by their own example. May we all seek and discover the courage and wisdom to do so every day.

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