There will be a lot of gathering together today, all around the world. People, women and men, actively objecting and actively voicing and above all being active. When remaining passive might be an option.
Sticking to what one believes is right and true, in the face of abuse and ridicule, is not a one off kind of action. This story of a man in WW2, a Conscientious Objector (to not shedding blood/killing) is an example of persistently sticking to what he held in his heart as right and true. Quite something actually.
He persisted to save lives in the face of losing his own. But what marks him out is that he was praying all the way, while he worked to save lives.
The message here is obvious. But I’ll say it anyway.
Hate is not conquered by hate,
Hate is conquered by love.
This is an eternal law.
There is however a fierce love (marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions).
Be careful out there people.