Do not FLATTER yourself…#BringBackOurGirls

When we are confronted and faced with injustice and evil, the usual silence (passivity or complacency) in my humble opinion are no longer acceptable. In essence, status quo becomes obliterated.

May I call out this natural tendency in all of us to be passive by highlighting a stance taken by a wise uncle called Mordecai in the book of Ruth when Queen Esther was contemplating whether to risk everything for her people?

Mordecai sent the following strongly worded comments back to the Queen.

Let all those that think evil is curtailed by distance be reminded otherwise. Let those that live far from Chibok as well as those in the diaspora stand up and remain alert and let those awake stay vigilant.

There is no greater "Evil" than apathy or complacency in the face of injustice.

Read Mordecai’s words:

"Then Mordecai told them to return this answer to Esther, DO NOT FLATTER yourself that you shall escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?" – Esther 4:13, 14 AMP

You and I (wherever) we are were sent and prepared for such a time as this!

Keep praying, keep hoping, keep speaking…up for Justice in the face of injustice. It’s our noble call.