This post first appeared here January 16, 2012. Last January I reposted it—to give myself a check-up on how I’m doing. For some reason, I feel compelled to reprise it again this year. Perhaps you’ll benefit, too.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
I can’t help but wonder … Is the opposite true, too?
When we stop silently snubbing people who make poor choices … and start showing compassion and encouragement and offering hope for a brighter future.
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And young families … Those sweet little ones grow up, and sometimes the “sweet” turns bitter and exhausting … and young parents need the prayers and listening ears of those of us who have already been down that road. And sometimes they just need a babysitter …
In some circumstances, the proverbial saying, “Silence is golden” is true … but not in any of these.
Tears of hurting people flow in silence because many of us have been silent far too long, and our world … and churches … and families are now experiencing the consequences of our negligence.
Isn’t it time we break our silence? Isn’t it time we pay attention and give credence to things that truly matter?
What changes are you going to make … today? What research are you going to do … now … to learn the facts about a “silent” topic?
Whose world is going to be better because you decide to enter it … and give them a voice?
I considered turning off comments … but decided against it. IF you leave a comment, I hope it’s because one of these areas has struck a chord with you, and you’re going to start trying to find your voice. I’d love to know what “silent” topic is tugging at your heart. But please… I can’t bear to read any, “We need to do more for those poor people” comments. We’ve said that … and done too little … for too long.