Inaction

If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. – John 13:17

Followers of the Pew know I write a lot about action. If one see injustice – step in; if one sees hunger – feed; etc. I also write a lot about how our actions can be harmful, thoughtless words can cut deeper than a knife – thoughtless slights – destroy, etc. But today we meditate on the opposite side of the equation. We often act unjustly when we don’t do a thing. Every duty we omit to do, obscures some truth we should have known.

When I look back on my many years, I find myself regretting inaction in the presence of injustice more than something I consciously did. How about you? I spend this morning’s meditation talking to God about those times I stood in the shadows while others were cruel, hurtful, and inflicted emotional pain. I ask him to give me the strength to see my duty and act. I know when I have acted, when I have stepped in, a truth was revealed to me and my neighbors.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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