Sunday, October 01, 2006

Standing Up, Like Esther

We all can do our part, to stand up
in faith, trusting in God, and
do the right thing, argue for justice,
fight oppression, from whatever corner
lead good lives, following our beliefs
standing up and being counted, risking all
if need be, to speak truth, to denounce evil
to save our people, other peoples, marginalized
subjected peoples, some in our midst,
we too can be righteous, choosing to be
accountable, our neighbor’s keeper
even here, even now, why not us?

October 1, 2006 14:35
The book of Esther, especially Esther 7:1-6, 9-10 and 9:20-22
The test I had was last week where some white NH parents
were berating some Somali refugee parents for not speaking
English while we were waiting outside our neighborhood
elementary school. I need to find allies now to help these
refugees in our neighborhood.

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