Listen. Unrest resides in our bones. Listen. Life does not have to be that way. Listen. Bernie, Trump, Hillary, Cruz—they don’t determine your daily decisions. Listen. Injustice is battled by big names and big organizations on big stages with loud speakers and fancy bills and ordinances and regulations but LISTEN: that means nothing if we do not battle injustices in the short breath of Tuesdays when kids cry and staff meetings run late with murky agendas and rain cancels practice and you see one woman passed by due to her race, her addiction, her worship, HER WHOSHEISNESS. So listen. Light a candle and be a candle and listen. The shouting voices are easy to hear. But perhaps those are not the ones we need rattling our ear drums. Listen.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.