The words of Martin Luther King, Jr.
seem appropriate for our time:
"Time itself is neutral;
it can be used either destructively
More and more I feel that the people
of ill will
have used time much more effectively than have
of good will.
We will have to repent in this generation
not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of
the good people.
Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability;
it comes through the tireless efforts
willing to be coworkers with God,
and without this hard work,
time itself becomes an ally
of the forces of stagnation."
Amen, Reverend King ... amen.