Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. (The Talmud, Jewish religious law)
In a world saturated with troubles within and without, it’s easy to give up in face of the daunting task of achieving peace. Because the problem is too big to solve easily or quickly, we’re inclined not to try at all. But the Talmud continues, “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” We can respond now with love, mercy, and humility.
Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right. (Psalm 106:3)