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Silent GOOD People

Today, marks the 25th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Personally, I think it’s more about the legacy of his fight for equality and justice than it is about him as a person.

One of my favorite quotes from him is….

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

Belive it or not, there are a lot of Silent GOOD people in the earth. Think about it….. Silent-GOOD-people. Those that have the skill, talent, capacity, and intellect, but choose to do nothing or ignore the clarion call to get up and let their voice be heard!

Here a three examples to consider:

Could this guy lead a new grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty if he was silent?

Could this guy lead an effort to to build a brand new orphanage and school for disabled children in Haiti if he was silent?

Could this guy lead an effort to use food as a tool to strengthen the community in Washington, D.C. if he was silent?

The answer to all three questions is NO, NO, NO!

The point I’m trying to make is that nothing happens from people that are silent. NOTHING.

If we (the salt of the earth) are going to do anything of significant difference we must not be afraid to open our mouths and DO Something.

Who? You and Me.

When? Now

We all have our frustrations and areas of impact to address. It’s not enough to have GOOD intentions. We can not afford to waist anymore time complaining about the limitations we have. Who does have everything they need to make IT happen? I don’t know of anyone. Another of Dr. King’s quote is “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

My challenge to you (me included) is that we don’t allow ourselves to become silent in the midst of need.

Have a great day 🙂 Leave a comment. I want to hear your thoughts!

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