Friendship II

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Luther’s words seemed appropriate in recent upsets in our society. And they reflect earlier times in history as referred to by holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, “Let us remember what hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander.” The biblical story of the Good Samaritan ought to challenge us to be alert to support neighbors in need.

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. And, Love your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27)