We see these imbalances, and we say “That’s not right, that’s not fair.” But all too often that’s all that we do, because for us to do anymore is actually going to cost us something. And if that’s where it ends, perhaps then it’s fair to say that when we ignore the prostituted child, we actually lend our hand to their abuse. That when we ignore the widow and the orphan in their distress that we actually add to their pain. When we ignore the slave that remains captive that it’s us who is entrapping them. That when we forget the refugee that it’s us who is displacing them. That when we choose not to help the poor and the needy, that we actually rob them. Perhaps the only fair thing to say is that when we forsake the lives of others, we actually forsake our own.
– Joel Houston
I saw this video and heard these words for the first time at a conference a few days ago.
I choose not to search for well-arranged words.
All I say is this:
Things will change, starting with me.
It all must change.