Are your actions revealing your beliefs or your indifference?

Every person has the human right of dignity, freedom, and equality.

I know you agree.

But are your actions revealing your beliefs or your indifference.

Even if our beliefs are for a world of justice, freedom, and equality, it is our actions that will change the world.

What Seth Godin said in his blog today personally challenged me:

Taking action is a choice.

Speaking up is a choice.

And yes, standing on the sidelines is a choice.

MLK Wash DC

In A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writing and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., he wrote:

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

Look around. Does your business, your team, your community, your church represent a free and equal body of diverse people who are given the opportunity to share their lives at their fullest potential?

“And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last! Free at last!

Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

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