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August 17, 2016

The Danger of not Choosing a Side. ~ Kino MacGregor

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When does moral relativism lead us into the grey zone of modesty only to be drowned out by anger and hate?

When does our silence become compliance to an atrocity that must not be tolerated? When is it time for action and when is it time to walk away? Where is the center of our moral universe and who decides where the needle of truth lands?

Brave words of holocaust survivor Elie Weisel ring loud and clear for me today. He says,

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the universe.”

What about you? What do you think? When history has been made which side did you stand with and did you do enough?

These questions are not easy but they must be asked and answered by you through moments of quiet reflection and inner listening.

This precious world hangs in the balance. Imagine that your choice, what you stand for in this moment, makes the difference between life or death for someone like it did countless times through history. Imagine that your choice in the quiet space of your heart was the tipping point in the epic battle between good and evil, not only in your heart but in the whole world. Imagine that you have the chance to choose the high road, to choose love over hate even though love hurts and is sometimes scary.

Imagine that. Well, it’s true.

It matters. You matter.

What do you choose?

~

Author: Kino MacGregor

Image: Agathe Padovani/I Film Yoga

Editor: Katarina Tavčar

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