Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I am to blame

I guess I've been in a funk...stumbling around in a darkened place with no sense of direction and no real desire to search for an escape. Making excuses why, won't lessen my culpability. I am to blame.

I've been silent when I needed to shout.
I've been distant when intimacy was needed.
I've been compliant when I should have protested.

Accepting wavering shades of gray, blurring the lines until what's obvious, isn't.
When good men do nothing, evil prevails. I am to blame.

I'm the consumer who purchased the movie, music, video game or book containing filth and violence.
I'm the spectator who said, "That's wrong" but did nothing to stop it from happening again and again and again.

For every action there's a reaction. The same is true for inaction. To stand idly by and watch your country kill itself slowly one classroom at a time, one unborn baby at a treason. You can not claim to love something and then silently watch it implode. You might as well cheer.

I am to blame.


  1. Somber but very true. We really do need to do more individually and corporately. I'll stand with you for right, my friend.

    1. I've been thinking about what I can do to make a difference in 2013. I've decided the least I can do is cut off my support of violence. Thanks for standing with me, Jen.