You never know when you need to energize protecting the causes of peace and justice. This time like many other periods of history is a call for action. Celebrate the opportunity that this generation has in protecting freedom. Freedom is never a given. It requires constant vigilance. The words of Martin Niemöller (Holocaust Encyclopedia) are relevant for every generation.

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

 Each of us has the obligation to promote and protect the common good. An African proverb says, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, you have not spent a night with a mosquito.” You can make a difference, just engage and you never know the impact.