Thursday, February 02, 2006

I found this quote on a blog Kim linked to recently...

"History will have to recall that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but the appalling silence and indifference of the good people. Our generation will have to repent not only for words and actions of the children of darkness, but also for the fears and apathy of the children of light." --Martin Luther King, Jr.

I was surfing blogs yesterday and came across some women's blogs who were bashing celebrities for dif. Things they have said and done and I just thought... who cares. Why do you feel so defensive and angry about that? Why can't people get angry and vocal about the millions of starving and under- educated children. Why can't we use our passion to make ourselves heard on the things that matter. Why are we so insecure that we let little quotes from celebrities throw us into heated rants. Why can't we find our identity and confidence in Christ alone and live out of that amazing grace?

another powerful quote I heard yesterday that made me think was:
You can know how much of a servants heart you have by how you respond to being treated like one.


Kim Traynor said...

Good quotes Steph. Who said that second one?

Steph Stanger said...

sadly...I don't know, I didn't right it down! Possibly Henri Nowen or Fedrick Bechuner (sp)

Scott said...


So is it your assertion that one cannot be passionate about both the words of those they disagree with and serving the poor? Are the two mutually exclusive?

Of course I don't know who the people you referenced in your post are, but I've yet to come across anyone in the blog world or in real life who was "anti-poor people" or "anti-child education."

Steph Stanger said...

I wasn't saying they were mutualy exclusive, I just felt that the passion was being wasted on things that didn't matter. And thinking (out-loud) that I wish people would use their "Holy Discontent" to fight for the voiceless rather then bash celeberties.