IMG_5467When you use your power to speak out against wrong, to stand up even when people don’t want you to, you make the world a better place.

Silence doesn’t win wars. Silence doesn’t create a harmonious community. Silence kills.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “I can guarantee you this, the days when the Jewish people remained passive in the face of genocidal enemies, those days are over.”

The two women who saved Rene Lichtman - a neighbor in Paris who hid his mother (left) and his French mother (right) who hid him during the Holocaust.
The two women who saved Rene Lichtman – a neighbor in Paris who hid his mother (left) and his French mother (right) who hid him during the Holocaust.

Holocaust hidden child survivor, Rene Lichtman, to my son’s 7th grade class today: “These people had moral courage. Most people didn’t want to get involved. You must always stand up in the face of bigotry, bullying, and hatred. Right here in your community, in your school.”

How many of us stand up for right? How many of us just let controversial issues be attended to by others? How much more do you care about being liked than advancing Right?

Would you be counted among the Righteous?

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