Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Speak up

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"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice." - Proverbs 31:8-9

When King Lemuel's mother shared her insight with him she wanted him to be a wise and caring king. Forgetfulness is so prevalent among rulers and politicians that we see how they forget the poor and the marginalised. However, a leader who remembers the downtrodden is well loved and admired. Perhaps these words of wise women shaped the leadership of King Lemuel? 

They are certainly a true word for all of us today!

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Dr Martin Luther King Jr

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” — Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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