Tonight at the STAND meeting I heard one of the most emotional and passionate presentations that I have ever been privy to. I head a Sri Lankan woman bear her soul in order to tell us her story and beg for our help for her people, the Timal. To be honest it really affected me in a way in which nothing ever has. I’m not going to go into what is going on there but if you are curious, here’s a link: http://www.notosrilanka.com/about-us/background/history
I for one am no longer going to sit down. I’m going to STAND up for what I know is right. I’m going to fight for the oppressed and the needy. And, I am going to bring the evil to their knees. They will know that there are things which everyone of every religion can embrace. In closing I leave you with two quotes.
well never let this go
right from the very start i knew this day would come
tonights the night we silence you
there’s nowhere left to run”
-Speak Of The Devil, A Day To Remember
“Do not kill, do not rape, to not steal. These are principles, which every man of every faith can embrace. These are not polite suggestions, these are codes of behavior and those of you that ignore them will pay the dearest cost.”
-Conner and Murphy McManus, The Boondock Saints
maggie wood–>matt I really love your passion against injustice, your amazing!! keep fighting and keep talking about what touches your heart. those people who constantly stand against you will bring that passion and fire to your heart. know that what we speak of and what we show people will influence them and one day you will look back and so many people will remember your courage and how you didn’t stand for cold hearted people. we all saw the world as a place that could be so much more and want equal rights for all people not just americans. were always here and were NOT giving up!!!
My reply to you is this: Embrace the uncarved block. Beauty is only beautiful when put next to what is ugly, and evil deeds are what give rise to the good. Their indifference, although a good indication of their ignorance and arrogance, only fuels those of us like yourself who then shout the truth louder than ten men ever will. Embrace this reality and march on.
katie kocher–>follow the sun
MATTHEW>it’s hard to wrap my mind around some of the things I heard today. first hand accounts of atrocities are much more powerful than just reading about them.
“And I am reminded, on this holy day, of the sad story of Kitty Genovese. As you all may remember, a long time ago, almost thirty years ago, this poor soul cried out for help time and time again, but no person answered her calls. Though many saw, no one so much as called the police… They all just watched as Kitty was being stabbed to death in broad daylight. They watched as her assailant walked away. Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men.”
-Priest, Boondock Saints