Questions for the Protestors

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In connection with my recent posts here and here on President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration and refugees, I received a forward to this article which I wanted to share. It stemmed from a Facebook post by Justen Charters where he points out the many times over the past several years where very disheartening events were happening (and continue to) all over the world, and yet Americans were not protesting in huge crowds. It continues my thoughts that if everyone is genuinely concerned and wanting to improve things around the world, then why were you not speaking up all around the country when these horrific events were playing out around the world? Is it because the media was busy publicizing something else? Is it because it was not “popular” back then? These people’s lives are important and we should be standing up for them at ALL times, not just when it is the popular thing to do in that moment. Do you want to just be another face in front of the cameras? Or are you looking to truly enact change, even when no one sees the good deeds you are doing???

 

Ahmeli… that we will stand up for people during their trials, even when no one sees nor acknowledges our efforts. Do what is right during the time of need.

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7 thoughts on “Questions for the Protestors

  1. I … I have no excuse, either for myself or my fellow countrymen. I consider myself to be a humanitarian and try to use my voice to fight against injustice around the world, but you are right … I have ignored many of the abuses mentioned here, as have most in this country. I am humbled. And saddened. Thank you … much to think about here.

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    • I think one of the biggest tools are have is our ability to listen. When we hear the experiences of others and listen to their views, it can be humbling. It can help to open our eyes to events we have not personally experienced. Listening is so powerful and it can teach us so much.

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  2. “that we will stand up for people during their trials, even when no one sees nor acknowledges our efforts. Do what is right during the time of need.”

    The whole not being seeing or acknowledged thing are characteristics of humility. If we are walking in humility, we will not concern ourselves with approval, debate, stats, popularity, self-promotion, etc., etc…then, we can quietly make an impact, one step at a time. The results of that are priceless. Effecting change doesn’t happen by standing in front of a building, holding a sign, and shouting. Effecting change is something we can do each and every day, in the quiet ways we minister, serve, nurture, encourage, speak, volunteer, and commit acts of kindness toward those around us. Those who walk this way are the unsung heroes of the world today.

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