It is inconceivable that we can be bored in a world with so much wrong to tackle, so much ignorance to teach and so much misery we could alleviate. (William Wilberforce, 18th-19th century English political leader)

Wilberforce was perhaps the strongest influence in his day both against slavery and incivility and coarseness. His concern was not only for the injustices of life (especially slavery) but also that society in general seemed uninterested in addressing such ills. Apparently, for many, life was not challenging. His example should motivate us to stay active in meeting today’s societal needs.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. (Proverbs 31:8-9)