Do Better

The past 24 hours or so produced a veritable range of emotions - frustrated, angry, numb, confused, sad. There is something inexplicably morbid and intrinsically disturbing when holding and nourishing a new life while screens shout out images of sons, daughters, fathers, uncles, aunts and children being senselessly and brutally shot... and how these tragedies devastate families and communities.

 

When does this all stop? We all need to do better. We are better. Voices can help. I hope.

 

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Socialist.

 

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Trade Unionist.

 

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew.

 

Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me."

 

-Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), prominent pastor, outspoken opponent of Hitler who spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

 

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