While there is much to be done nationally and internationally, there is equally as much to be done internally and communally.
Here’s what I mean:
Often times, when we hear stories of crisis and/or injustice our initial response is to say, “I need to go there and do something.” It’s a righteous response and the stuff of a breaking heart. However, too infrequently do we allow the stories of crisis and/or injustice to undo what must be undone within ourselves or the communities of which we are a part. That is, we’re quick to parachute into other’s issues of injustice before examining ourselves and discovering our own prejudices, racism, hatred, etc.
What I’m not saying:
I’m not saying that it is wrong to want to do something tangible in response to what you’ve read of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict. By all means, there’s much to be done!
What I am saying: