Dear sisters, I have a favor to ask.
I am asking that you share the next post I write, for no other reason that the only way change occurs is for us to stand up and say, An injustice has occurred. This is wrong.
This is wrong…
So, what has happened? What are you are worked up about?
Well, I am glad you asked. Because I have been dying to share. I have been so upset this weekend, like really upset. Like, the kind where you self-reflect; this is so unlike me. (with the exception of the one explosive fight you had with your sister-in-law four years ago. Love you Amanda. Good times.)
I have to tell you, that I was so ignited this weekend. Like really fired up and it felt kinda good to burn inside. Sometimes we can grow and stretch to the point where we rarely feel the rage and anger we often felt when we were twenty and more impulsive- driven. Thank you Lord, I will gladly take more wrinkles to the emotional roller coaster of my younger years. Been there- done that. Bu-bye.
But, this weekend, I was reminded, dear sisters that I had a pulse. A strong one.
As I prayed about what I was to do with what I heard and what I saw, I was reminded that the only way change takes place is when we stand in the margins with those that have been violated- the underprivileged- the minority.
When we- we who are not a minority- we who are not underprivileged- who don’t know what it is like to be judged by the color of our skin, who don’t know what it is like to not have every advantage at our fingertips- stand with those who are, it is ONLY THEN that change takes place.
The following post may seem like a little victory to you, but I ask that as you read it, that you ask yourself, where are we to start? When? When it is bad enough to take action?
Dear sisters, when injustice comes knocking at our door, right in front of us, I ask you, what are we called to do?
Oh yes, it is so much easier to stay silent, to reason our way out of doing anything. “This really isn’t a big deal. They are probably used to it. They hear things like this all the time,” we may reason, but that doesn’t make it right.
Just because actions are tolerated… it does not make it right.
It doesn’t make it right.
Read on, dear sisters.
Read on and I ask that you pray and ask the Lord what our part is to be. What voice our we to have?