On this week’s Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moment segment, John O’Leary shares why he won’t be silent anymore.
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“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
My friends, our very lives begin to end the moment we stay silent about things that matter.
The only way we begin to achieve true inclusion, diversity and justice is by taking a stand against what remains an utterly broken system for so many; to see with new eyes what we’ve far too long chosen to ignore; and to raise our voice boldly, courageously, loudly against hatred – ALL hatred – spewed from both sides of disagreements. Yes, even when it means losing advantages we’ve enjoyed or status we’ve been given because of it.
We do this important, life-giving work one person, one conversation, and one action at a time. We do it when we seek to understand and not simply judge. We do it when we step in with love rather than slump indifferently away in fear.
This isn’t just the job of protesters, politicians, or police departments.
It’s our job. And it’s time to go to work.
Because a man can live when we begin to stand up for that which is right. A man can live when we choose to stand up for justice. And a man can live when we choose to take a stand for that which is true.
I was silent years ago.
I won’t be anymore.
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