“Looking The Other Way”

Add to that, people who ask what can they do instead of doing what they can.

Posted on 04/04/2015, in Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. yahtzeebutterfly

    And so, to rewrite his words as a guideline and individual mission for bringing about a better society of justice, decency and freedom, we MUST speak up and out any time we see the law flouted, we must refuse to ignore or tolerate wrongs, injustice, and corruption, and never be fearful or too busy to demand justice and equality for all.

    …..Inch by inch, incident by incident, one step at a time, refusing to be discouraged or overwhelmed. We each can contribute according to our own individual abilities and talent.

    We need to get up and stand up for our rights AND for the rights and safety of our fellow citizens:

    “Get Up Stand Up” ~Bob Marley

  2. Yahtzee, I agree. The words of Bobby Kennedy deeply touched me because in our individual lives, we meet individuals who are confronted with Goliath’s. This is rather hard for me to explain although I see>/em> it. King David choose 5 smooth stones. Stones become smooth when they are in a current that pushes them against each other so that each one looses their rough edges.

    Let’s apply that to people. Often, we do not know how to go about righting wrongs, so it’s important to be with others so they smooth out our rough edges so we can do more than empathize but become part of the solution.

  3. Happy Resurrection Day, everyone.

    • Annie Cabani

      Same to you, Xena! Today I rendered to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, as well as rendering to God the things that are God’s.

      And back to the work-a-day world I go tomorrow. And I will carry with me your pithy sentiment:

      Ask not what you can do. Instead, do what you can.

      • Annie, may your week be filled with happiness. (((Hugs)))

      • Annie I love that quote. It’s awesome. May I borrow it?

        • Annie Cabani

          Shyloh, you need to address your question to Xena (and I think we both know what her answer will be!).

          I totally stole it from Xena. Well, I didn’t intend to steal anything! I meant to compliment her by carrying her pearl of wisdom forward, within me. It’s just a slightly re-worded variation of her introductory sentence to this blog entry. She wrote:

          Add to that, people who ask what can they do instead of doing what they can.

          All awe and credit belongs to Xena. (((Applause!)))
          And now I’m embarrassed that I didn’t have the class to ask for her permission, like you have!

          • Permission?!? You don’t need my permission. (bless your heart) It’s along the same thought as the old saying “You don’t ask a drowning man if he wants to be saved.”

  4. yahtzeebutterfly

    I have been enjoying your art border here, Xena! 🙂

    • Thank you Yahtzee. Now that I’ve learned how to use backgrounds, I’m always looking for new ones. (((hugs)))

  5. I come here and love every blog. You just don’t write long enough. I can’t get enough haha. I truly mean that. And everyone is awesome too in the comments.

    • Hey Shyloh! Thanks so much for your kind words. I wish that I had more time to write and to reblog. Those who participate here are wonderful and most have a wicked sense of humor, (that includes you).

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