Inaction

Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing.

Marcus Aurelius

 

Take a moment to think about those words written centuries ago. What are they saying? Our inaction makes us just as guilty as the perpetrators. These words give us, show us, we have a duty to justice to take action, to speak out, to point out and to end the injustices in our words. We rationalize our thinking and inaction worrying that we will be ostracized for our actions. Worried we will lose friends and lose face and that we will be judged. 

Curiously, the day I came across the Marcus Aurelius quote, this quote was the Bible verse in my daily devoition:

 

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

 

It is the mindset with which we need to approach life, not only in correcting injustices. We have the obligation to ourselves and our society to make the effort to correct those things going wrong in our world. If we do not do it, who will? We have been given the command to care for our world.

 

Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. 

John Lewis

 

It is our obligation to call for change. To cry out with indignity at the injustices affecting our society and our world. We are to make trouble. The trouble we make will be an inconvenience for some, but a group of individuals can unite and demand change. Any inconvenience we suffer is insignificant compared to those suffering from the injustice.

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