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August 27, 2009

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DJ

Tim Sanders left the stage at the Catalyst Conference last year with the following call to action,

"If not you, then who? If not now, then when?".

To listen to the entire message with a call to contagious compassion, see the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JW0MjKLB3k

It's not the same message, but the same urgent call to action that John is talking about.

We will all act out or speak up sometime about some thing, the only difference is our tolerance threshold. In these days of not wanting to be seen as intolerant, we rarely speak up at the wrongs we see in society.

I am reminded of the oft quoted saying, "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

There are too many things in this world that should break my heart, but to be quite honest, I'm too wrapped up in my own life to take time to realize that these things break the heart of God. As long as good men continue to do nothing (calling my self out here, however the term "good" may be questionable), evil will continue to weasel it's way into the mainstream. How much is enough? What will it take to wake us up? I wish I knew.

Ben

I think it needs to start with little things. >>A quick letter or e-mail to our representatives be it Indiana or at the Washington level. Letter/e-mail to editorial section. Doing a little research on the particular topic and becoming knowledgeable - not an expert, but knowing the key facts and BOTH sides of the argument. perhaps volunteering time at an organization that supports the cause. << If we just commit to little things - that in themselves may seem inconsequential, we'll develop habits and be more attuned and aware of/identify opportunities to engage. It's so easy to get paralyzed thinking of big impact items, big things, significant contributions, but ultimately do nothing. Simply reading about the issue doesn't work either - we must take action.

I resolve to write to my Congressman about the Healthcare debate this week! I'm not sure about next week - but it will be a "little" SOMETHING.

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