Today, I’m reminded of the choice between grief and despair. How do I respond to the tragedy in London? What can I do? Does it make a difference?
Half a world away, innocent lives were lost today. All of humanity is affected by this loss. Grief is interconnected. When you grieve, you are one with all who have ever mourned. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who are touched by this nightmare.
I’m far removed from today’s events, but it does bring back haunting memories. Elie Wiesel warns me not to let my sorrow turn to despair. And that indifference is the worst sin of all.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. – Elie Wiesel
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. – Elie Wiesel
While I wish this had never happened, I have no doubt that the British have the resolve to overcome this tragedy. But for me, I need to remember to turn my energy towards peace and healing.