by Rosemary DeTrolio
You’d have to live under a rock not to notice all the craziness in the world today.
It’s not your imagination. It’s the scales of justice and kindness out of whack.
Choose cooperation, not competition. Choose sharing, not hoarding.
For many years, one side of the scale has filled with distrust, and prejudices. Ignorance is a heavy burden, which weighs the soul of each of us. It weighs the soul of the country I love.
An outcry rises up from its silence. “What about us? We matter too.”
You hear the voices of women, children, and the oppressed calling out in desperation, "See me, hear me."
The scales of justice want to be equal but struggle as each side tries to control the it. Erratic, it tries to find the fulcrum. The scale is about to topple over. Anger, rage feed fear which cannibalizes itself.
You can’t fight hate with hate. But you can bright light to a pitch black room with a single candle flame.
Each one of us has the responsibility to shine the light of reason and love.
Let’s throw out the word tolerance, and use acceptance instead.