The prophetic words of Abraham Herschel

“Prophecy is the voice that God has lent to the silent agony, a voice to the plundered poor, to the profaned riches of the world.” Anywhere injustice takes place, Heschel said, “few are guilty, but all are responsible.” We are all responsible for evil because only a world indifferent to suffering will tolerate injustice and systematic inequality. Thus, “indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself.” (from Thunder in the Soul: To be Known by God)

Our indifference is damaging. We fail to demand change. We fail to challenge current systems.

“The root of sin is callousness, hardness of heart, lack of understanding what is at stake being alive.”

May we raise our voices in this day.

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