The pictures haunt my dreams. The stories tear at my heart.
Acid attacks in India. Sexual violence in Syria. Human trafficking in Nicaragua…
…not to mention the nightly local news.
Beauty robbed. Life scarred forever. Families anguished.
Pain. Hatred. Fear. Injustice. Shame. Evil.
Report after report of misogyny, disrespect, violation, and cruelty. Attacked because of a commitment to go to school or a refusal to marry at puberty. Coerced because of lust and greed. Abused by strangers, lovers, family members.
I cannot comprehend these things. They shake me to the core. They disrupt my thoughts; they upset my stomach; they burden my heart.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil
is for good men to do nothing.”
― credited to Edmund Burke
What can I do? What do you do?
I live in comfort and safety, surrounded by love. I have freedom, choices, protection. My everyday life is not threatened as are the lives of so many women.
I have education, influence, money, discretionary time…
I have responsibility. I have hope.
I know I can pray more. I am asking God to show me what else I can do…
What injustice are you passionate about changing? What are you doing?
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